HUDSON - 19-012 | M | 2 YEARS

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HUDSON - 19-012 | M | 2 YEARS

375.00

Breed: Golden Retriever

Gender: Male

Age: 2 Years

Medical/Other Notes:

  • Needs to be neutered - done

Adoption Fee: $375

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Hudson was turned into animal control by his owner. He is settling into his foster home, and they will be able to tell us all about him soon.


PROFILE

5/26/2019
Hudson has now been in our home for about two months and he is really turning into a great family pet! He has gained so much more trust in people and is more sure of the world around him. We have had a couple of private obedience training sessions in our home and he’s becoming quite the people pleaser. Hudson is now very consistent with “Sit”, and even offers to do it without being asked. We also have implemented “Wait”, so he has gained much more self control and takes treats, balls and toys in a calmer manner.  Additionally we have been inviting our friends and family to our home and he has definitely upped his socialization game! He seems to pick up the cues from our two resident dogs and enjoys getting love and affection when he sees that they are excited for visitors. 

Upon the recommendation of the trainer, Hudson has been wearing a pheromone collar, as well as receiving CBD oil and a supplement called Composure which contains L-Theanine. We believe these have tremendously helped him be more calm, and it will be very important for his new family to continue to provide these for him. The pheromone collar should be changed monthly as the effectiveness wears off and all of these items are easily purchased online.

We will also be looking for a family who will commit to continuing to work on the training we have already implemented, as well as participate in additional basic obedience training. The training has really helped Hudson understand his role in the household, his place in the pack, built his confidence and given him some nice manners.  

While we do not feel another canine companion in the house is a must, we do think a home with another dog might be beneficial, because he does feed off the energy and follow the cues of our resident dogs. He still gets very excited about seeing squirrels, so we think he will be best in a home that does not have cats, small dogs or other small pets. We also think Hudson will be more suited to a family without small children.

Hudson has proven that he is a very loyal companion that just needed some help understanding and trusting in people. If you are looking for a sweet, young, energetic boy to add humor and love to your life, Hudson just might be perfect for you. 


Hudson is a very handsome, sweet boy who is still figuring out how awesome it is to be a loved family member! He is young and energetic, so he will need a forever home that is committed to regular exercise and has an active lifestyle that includes him. He walks very nicely on a leash, however, he gets excited for squirrels and has been startled by cyclists which has resulted in some pulling and he is strong.

He LOVES tennis balls and will retrieve them, but also likes to just run around the backyard showing them off. Because both Hudson and our resident male dog would like to be the top dog in the pack, we do not allow the balls in the house, and he does give them up pretty easily when it’s time to come in.

In the house, Hudson finds entertainment with bones and Kongs, he spends some of his time hanging out wherever we are and some time making the master closet his man cave, it’s become his favorite sleeping spot. He crates fairly easily and we recommend crating him when is unsupervised home alone since he’s still trying to figure out what are appropriate items for chewing, and might get creative with his choices if left home alone not crated.

He seems to be a very loyal companion and is becoming more affectionate and approaching us for hugs and kisses more and more. We will be considering homes for Hudson that do not have young children living there or visiting frequently. He can be overly excited with treats and toys, and we are working on him taking things calmly and more gently. He also seems uncertain of who he can trust, and the naturally capricious behavior of children we don’t feel is the right situation for Hudson. He gets along with our two dogs, but is not dependent on them for companionship. He will probably do well as an only dog; however he does pick up cues from the other dogs on how to interact when people come over to the house. If he has a canine companion it should be a more submissive one. We do not know how he is with cats or other small animals yet, but given his prey drive with squirrels, birds and lizards he probably would be better in a home with no small pets. We will update that requirement as we find more out with him.

Hudson is really just looking for a best friend and family that has a decent amount of dog experience and has so much love and patience to show him.


UPDATE

5/25/19 Hudson has made considerable progress since coming to his foster home. Initially he was shy, and unsure of the indoor dog life. While he still has moments he retreats to be by himself, more and more he’s enjoying hanging out with his foster family, and has lots of moments where he snuggles and loves getting attention and affection.  Like enjoying laying his head on foster dad’s chest getting all kinds of love. He also has quite the goofy personality that is starting to come out. 

Hudson will be looking for a family who will continue the confidence training his foster family has begun, as well as basic obedience training. He’s doing so well, and we want to make sure that continues.

5/10/19 Hudson is getting some training to help him gain confidence. Check back for updates.