Huckleberry is smart as a whip, sweet and spirited! He's doing really well with the resident dogs and cats in his foster home. It's important for him to get enough play time outside to run and burn off puppy energy and then he is very good at putting himself to bed for a nap in his xpen while you get things done around the house. Huckleberry is quickly mastering potty training with the help of the humans who take him out very regularly. He's crate trained for nighttime and car rides and has an x-pen full of toys for when he can't be supervised. Careful supervision is important for this little snack hound who is always sniffing for treasures. His strong preference is to be with his people and he's happy to be included in the fun. Huckleberry LOVES other dogs and he is confident and outgoing with new friends. In his foster home, he's been exposed to groups of people, loud music, vacuums, and this pup handles everything really well. Our team is very proud of what a good boy he's becoming!
We ask that all WCAL puppy adopters commit to attending a 5 or 6 week-long reward-based training class with their new puppy (we'll help you find a qualified, dog-friendly trainer near you). This is the best way we know how to help you bond with your new pup, give you access to current training techniques and ensure that your new dog becomes a well-rounded member of society. We believe in being proactive and know that the best time to train a dog is NOW! It's important that the dogs we rescue get the very best start to reduce their chances of being surrendered to a shelter or banished to a backyard as an unruly, untrained adolescent who is no longer a cute pup. While we can guess that this puppy will remain small because his mother is only 14 pounds at 2 years old, she was left in a cardboard box on the side of the road and so we don't know anything about her background and cannot be certain about her specific breed mix.