Update on Cowboy 3/15/17:
Cowboy has now learned signs for sit, eat, come, no-no, and his name. He can sit with a group of dogs and wait for his name to be “signed” before taking his treat. He has learned to let me know he wants to go outside but has not connected going outside and going potty. We are now working on signs for off, outside, and down and are combining outside and potty to try and connect the two for potty training. If adopted in the central Texas area, he will have discounted dog training should the family continue his training with the same organization offering free training while he is a foster.
** Since he is a puppy, he has changed since the first pictures, I would love to update those but my eyes have not found the link to do that yet. Pictures on petfinder and our personal website have been updated. The main pictures on this site is a puppy picture and might be misleading now that he is close to 5months old
Above: updated photo of Cowboy 3/15/17
Meet Cowboy! He is a wonderful boy! We believe he is a staffordshire mix. But he came to this foster home from a shelter so parents are unknown. Cowboy is loving and sweet. He meets no strangers and loves everyone and every dog he meets.
Cowboy came to this foster home in mid December 2106 with a deformity in his front legs, but with three weeks of wearing splints he has beautiful straight legs and can run and play with his foster siblings like a regular dog. Cowboy is deaf but we are working on training him with hand signs. He is very smart and eager to learn.
He is treat motivated which make straining easy. Cowboy is kennel trained, he sleeps quietly all night long but if he needs to go potty he lets me know and then goes right back to sleep. He has been to a few adoption events and was great, but he doesn’t hear other dogs give a warning growl so he needs to be supervised with other dogs until you are certain they are a good fit together.
Cowboy does very well riding in the car but likes to have his person’s had on him during the ride. We will be introducing him to riding in a kennel very soon. Cowboy is doing very well on potty training but still has an occasional accident in the house. We use a puppy schedule of going out every 2 hours plus after eating, sleeping and play time. Accidents almost always occur when we do not stick to our potty schedule.
We will be starting a puppy training class with Cowboy in early March to keep him learning while he waits for his perfect forever family. He is already neutered, up to date on routine vaccinations and he is micro-chipped.