Kane approx 18 mo old neutered male - OK
Kane is a fast moving, eager to learn, ready for anything, thinker.
He is currently being trained in ASL and English. However, we believe he is capable of picking up multiple languages and hand signals.
Kane is working on being leash trained and on his first 2 mile hike had a perfect heel within the first 2 blocks. He enjoys long walks, though he would probably prefer to run, and does not chase other dogs or try to engage other dogs when they bark at him from fenced yards.
Kane has a happy attitude and is always smiling. He loves to play tug-of-war and fetch. In the game of fetch he has learned to chase the ball, pick up the ball, and return the ball to the thrower's feet. He responds well to the command "drop it" (English only) but sometimes has to be shown another toy before he will drop the first one. He has also learned the command "toy" in English and ASL and knows that when he hears or sees the command he is to go find his toy and deliver it to you. This can sometimes backfire as he may deliver 7 or 8 toys just to be sure you have all you need. After he has delivered the toys to your lap, if you do not begin to play with him, then he will bark until you throw one. He can easily play for 6+ hours a day and still want more.
Kane is difficult to crate in the first 2 days. After you earn his trust and with rewards he will begin to crate himself. He can be very mouthy in those first 2 days trying to tell you he doesn't want to go in the crate. He has been taught the command "teeth" (English only) when he is being too mouthy and will immediately stop mouthing when given the command. He can also be mouthy if you need to adjust or change collars. This passes with time and trust and the command "teeth" works here also to convey to him that his teeth on your forearm is not welcome. While he can be mouthy he is extremely gentle and has never left a mark on either of his 2 foster moms.
He also knows "sit", "speak", "out", "off", and "eat" in English and ASL. He knows "leave it" in English only. His learning capacity is immeasurable. He is smart and eager to learn. He learned "sit" and "speak" in English and ASL in less than 24 hours. He learned "drop it" in the first 5 minutes of play. He is very fast and agile and can Tigger jump into the air a good 5 feet.
Kane needs a family that it is into agility, sporting, diving, or other fast paced high-energy activities. He needs a fast-paced home with a lot of yard (fenced) to romp and run. He would do best with a soft spoken but firm handler as we believe he has had a bad experience with a heavy-handed handler. Trust is the key to helping this boy reach his full potential. He is an amazing dog who will be able to tackle any obstacle you put in his path.
Due to his exuberance and energy Kane will not be placed in a home with young children, small dogs, or cats.
For more information about Kane, please contact: Julie.
If you want to apply for this dog, click Kane's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Julie, Kane's coordinator.