BINX - 18-134 | M | 3 YEARS

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BINX - 18-134 | M | 3 YEARS

375.00

Breed: Golden Retriever

Gender: Male

Age: 3 Years

Medical/Other Notes:

  • Skin infection - being treated

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PROFILE

Binx is an approximately 3 to 4-year old, male, neutered Golden who currently weighs about 60 lbs. He could use a few extra pounds to fill out and his coat is growing back nicely after a bout with mange.

Binx has spurts of energy, but for the most part is a calm, easy-going boy. He enjoys lying in his crate or on a dog bed. I think as he gains more confidence he will spend more time with his humans, but will always enjoy a quiet corner to relax in.

Binx does well with his four foster fur-friends. Occasionally, he gets possessive of a toy or piece of clothing he grabbed off the bed (he’s a little thief!) and brought to his crate and will give a warning growl if approached by a dog, but he has never gone after anyone. He has not growled at any human and usually defers to the other dogs. The growling has lessened over time.

Binx is learning what it is like to be a family dog and how to play with toys and dogs. One of our other dogs likes to be chased, but Binx doesn’t quite get the concept yet. We have seen him engage in play a few times, but he is still unsure and is still learning the life of a spoiled pup!

The only small animal that Binx has been exposed to is a rabbit that all the dogs were chasing in the yard. We aren’t sure if he saw the rabbit or was just joining in all the excitement, however. He might not work with cats if they run, but we don’t have a way to test him to be certain.

Binx has not been exposed to children. Because he is still building confidence and learning to trust humans, we wouldn’t recommend a home with young children. He still is wary of quick movements, loud noises, and new sounds and experiences.

In the mornings, Binx jumps on the bed to snuggle and wiggle with his foster dad. Besides that, Binx’s favorite activity is decluttering! If something is laying around and he wants it, he will drag it to his crate! He takes toys, shoes, king-size bedspreads, dog beds, pajamas, pillows, and an assortment of other household items. He will definitely help you keep the house tidy!

Binx is not great on a leash yet because he hasn’t had much experience on one. He does sit and heel when you stop walking though! With a little training, he should stop pulling and walk more confidently. Binx is no longer allowed in the kitchen because he likes to check the counters for goodies. He has never gotten anything, but he has tried!

Binx is not allowed on the furniture and does not try to get on it except for his morning snuggle/wrestle with his foster dad. Binx sleeps in a crate at night, but doesn’t need the door closed. He stays in his crate while we are away from home and has not had any accidents. He seems to be housebroken, and beside the submissive peeing early on in his stay, he has not had any accidents inside.

Binx came to us very submissive, so much that he would pee anytime you tried to pet him. He has improved daily and is no longer required to wear a belly band. He is submissive around new people and needs to gain confidence but has made great strides in the few weeks we have had him. He would definitely benefit from someone willing to be patient with him who has an understanding of how to overcome and deal with his initial submissive behavior. We’d also recommend a round of obedience, not because Binx is bad, but to help with confidence and trust building. He knows a few basic commands like “sit” and “no” and is a fast and willing learner. Like most Goldens, he just wants to be a good boy and make you happy!

Binx would probably do best with a family with older children only. If there were another dog to play with and learn from, it would be an added bonus but not necessary.

Overall, Binx is a great boy with big potential, willing to learn, and love his forever family.


UPDATE

11/25/18 Binx had a recheck with the vet, and it was determined his skin infection is not quite cleared up. He will need a few more weeks of treatment.