Gunner #7 Yellow Labrador Retriever Male 1 Year Old ID #2958
November 29, 2021
It’s hard to believe that Gunner has been with us for 2 weeks now! We seriously all love him so much but can’t wait until he finds his forever home. He will be the perfect addition to any family.
Gunner has so much personality. He’s very dramatic (heavy sighs a lot) especially when he doesn’t get his way. He is a great listener though, and generally listens to any direction you give him. He is definitely a fast learner and is eager to please. He’s been doing well with learning hand signals for sit and down. When he first came to our home, he always wanted to bolt out of the door but now he respects the boundaries at the doorways. He does get overly excited sometimes and forgets his manners, but he quickly remembers once you get his attention and calm him down. He will need an adopter who is dedicated to keeping structure within the home to ensure he continues improving. He’s very smart but still acts like a puppy, so he definitely looks to his humans for direction on what to do.
We’ve been pretty busy these past couple of weeks, Gunner has gone swimming, ran around our farm and has gone on lots of rides in our truck. He’s been great while sitting in the back seat and seems to really love rides! We did learn however, that he is not great with smaller animals. He loves to try and chase (eat) our chickens. Luckily for our chickens, he’s not very fast.
A week ago, Gunner went to the vet for a checkup, where he weighed in at 96lbs. He was a good boy who was super wiggly and won the hearts of everyone, including the vet! He received a clean bill of health but will need an adopter who will help keep him active and, on a diet, to help get some more weight off.
Gunner is doing well being a part of our pack. He much prefers playing with our younger female pup, but has just recently started playing with our older male dogs. Sometimes we need to remind him to give the others dogs space since he just always wants to be close to them, but he’s easy to redirect. He does well playing by himself when given a toy he likes. We love having him here with us!!
November 15, 2021
Gunner is settling in nicely at our house. He’s finally relaxing and not nearly as anxious as he was when he first came here. He’s doing super well on walks, but still gets pretty excited if he sees any person or animal while we’re out and about. I don’t think he’s ever met a stranger! Every time he sees someone, even from afar, he gets the whole-body wiggles.
We took a short car ride today and it was a success! Gunner sat quietly in the back seat, just checking out everything we passed. He’s a very curious pup!
His mouthing has improved greatly, we disengage with any play as soon as he starts to get overly excited and that has seemed to help. He met one of our resident pups after one of his walks today. He play bowed a few times and got excited, but as soon as my dog walked away and didn’t show interest in playing, he calmed right down. I think we’ll continue to see him improve even more in the upcoming days!
November 14, 2021
We’ve officially have had Gunner for a day now! Yesterday, he was transferred from his previous home to us. During transport he did well while crated in our truck. Hopefully, we can get him used to car rides so he won’t have to be crated and can ride in a seat comfortably.
Gunner is a huge boy (at about 114lbs) but with a super playful puppy personality. He’s understandably anxious right now with all of the changes, but we’re working on helping him with that. He definitely has some weight to lose, so we’re taking lots of walks, which also is helping him relax and get settled in. I’m sure each day going forward we will see more improvements.
Gunner knows basic commands; No, Sit, Down. We’ll be working on more while he’s here. There have also been no bathroom accidents so far. He’s seems very eager to please and learn especially if there are (healthy) treats involved. He is pretty well behaved on walks but will get super excited whenever we come across another animal or person, which is something we’ll also work on with him. I think once he starts getting some regular exercise and structure, he’ll bloom into an awesome dog.
He is a huge fan of belly rubs but will play mouth if he gets too excited. We’re trying to keep everything very calm for him so he can learn how to relax and learn what we want/don’t want him to do. We can’t wait to see more of his personality shine through as his anxiety subsides and he starts to fully settle in!
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