Cooper had been in a shelter for a few weeks before coming to RMCR. He has a history of being passed around in his rural area. The shelter said that he had been abused in his past, mostly by men in ball caps. He is really in need of some stability and that has begin in his foster home. He guards his resources with growling and he will nip if the growl is not enough warning. He does still guard his things and his foster. When he is focused on something and does not get, or he does not want to move, he can get frustrated and reactive. If he doesn't get what he wants he starts barking. He is house trained, crate trained. Is said to be doggy door trained but foster does not have a doggie door. Cooper's vet said that she thinks he wants to be good but gets confused an distracted. He is on Prozac and CBD which has helped. He does have some low back pain and mild knee issues which pain medications help. He takes Apoquel for itching. Cooper is still worried about grooming tools so we are approaching that little by little.
Cooper needs a patient adopter with a fenced yard and who will be understanding and willing to work with him. He is in a multidog foster home but is bothered by having to share. So No children or other dogs for Cooper. Time is the most important thing when a dog like Cooper enters a new home. He cannot be rushed to change his behavior and he needs to be allowed to "show / tell" his people what his boundaries are. Please ask to speak with Cooper's foster mom once your adoption application has been approved.
If you are interested in adopting Cooper, are an experienced dog owner, with a fenced yard, and have no children or other dogs, OR one dog who could be a teacher / leader for Cooper please respond to this post.