Ready to Adopt
|Availability||Ready to Adopt|
|Age||3 years old (DOB: January 16, 2020)|
|Coat & Colour||Long hair; red sable|
|Temperament||Playful, energetic, loving and headstrong|
|Good with Dogs||Yes|
|Good with Cats||Unknown|
|Good with Kids||12 yrs and older - preferable that kids have dog experience|
|Needs another Dog||No|
|Needs to be an Only Dog||No|
|Housetraining||Yes, needs routine and schedule|
|Crate Trained||Do not tolerate a crate, free roam of house or room|
|Suitable for Apartment||
No needs direct access to outside and have a fenced yard - elevators and stairs are too much for Obi to handle
And now a few words from me
I’m a curious, playful, very energetic little fella. I love walking, hiking, exploring the outdoors and I even enjoy swimming. I am a great camping and excursion partner and I l enjoy car rides so you can take me on outings, I love to accompany you everywhere!
I get along very well with other dogs; I’m currently living with a Weimaraner foster sister that I play with all the time. We wrestle, play ball and tug of war together.
I am unsure and nervous around new people; it takes me a while to get to know and trust new human friends. For this reason, I will need several “meet and greets” so my foster mom can help me with the introduction and I can get to know you.
And now a few words from my foster family
Obi needs an experienced confident dog owner/handler; he is very smart, active and playful, and needs someone who will provide him with plenty of exercise, mental stimulation and structure. Obi loves the outdoors, long hikes in nature, swimming and playing fetch with balls or sticks. Obi is also great at walking off leash once he’s bonded to you; we take very long walks in the forest and he stays close and has good recall.
Obi is very loving and affectionate with his family and those he has come to know and trust. When it comes to strangers, Obi needs time and space to acclimate, particularly strangers who come to the home; he will bark anxiously at first meeting and will settle and become curious if he is provided with the time and personal space to move in at his own pace. When out in the world, Obi is not reactive to strangers and is mostly indifferent to the people and other dogs he crosses paths with.
When Obi came into foster care, he demonstrated fear aggression and was very reactive to various noisy moving things in his surroundings. Obi has successfully worked through all these issues with positive reinforcement training and the understanding of clear boundaries. Obi needs confident leadership and someone willing to continue working with him on building confidence and trust through play and positive training interactions.
Obi also needs owners who are present most of the time; when left alone he suffers from some separation anxiety, having other dogs in the home does help him with this. He is currently accustomed to us going out on occasion for 2-3 hours at a time and he naps quietly with his foster brother & sister after a long exerting walk.
Currently being fostered in Gatineau, QC (Ottawa area) and mandatory meet and greets required