LUCKY - 18-128 | M | 3 YEARS
LUCKY - 18-128 | M | 3 YEARS
Breed: Golden Retriever
Age: 3 Years
Injured paw - being treated
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2/1/2019 Lucky’s foot is healing, it’s just making very slow progress. He sees the vet regularly to monitor how it’s doing. Hopefully in another few weeks we will see it heal completely.
10/31/2018 The wound on Lucky’s foot is substantially smaller, and he does not seem to be bothered by it at all The vet is concerned about damage to the bones in his foot, so that is being monitored closely. Once the open wound has healed they will do xrays again to determine if the foot needs further treatment.
10/3/2018 - Lucky came to GRRNT from a local animal shelter with a badly injured paw. His paw is being treated, and he is just settling into his foster home. We will know all about him soon.
Lucky is a sweet dog and has the Golden need to be with you all the time. He is a 90 lbs., tall, Great Pyrenees Golden mix. Lucky’s foster family says he is sweet tempered and fun, and they enjoy him immensely, but he is in many ways a typical Pyrenees. He can be independent, and thinks for himself, and may take his time doing what you ask. He does try to herd his family members at times, and they are working on teaching him not to herd with nips, and not to jump on people. He is excited about seeing and hearing strange dogs or anything interesting, and he needs to learn to have manners around the other dogs. He is an athletic dog, and can jump a 5 ft. retaining wall, so he will be need a taller fence and should be supervised in the yard.
Lucky is high energy, and needs daily exercise at least twice a day. He is good with other dogs and likes to play. He would like to be top dog in his play style, and needs to have young, big, dogs to play with. He is very good around children, but is a big dog, and he likes to herd everyone, so care needs to be taken when he is playing with children. His favorite game to play is tug rope or stretch toy with other dogs, or chase a ball.
Lucky is working on house manners, and needs to learn to leave food alone that is intended for humans, stay out of the trash can, and leave the toilet tissue on the roll. Soft toys and throw pillows are favorite chew items, and he likes to relocate shoes although he hasn’t chewed any of them up. We think he may have been harshly handled in the past, because when something needs to be taken away from him and he is told no he winces and squints.
Lucky is a great walker on leash, and understands directions when needed. He is housed trained and will go to the back door or come to you to ask to go out. Coming when you call is a little difficult since he loves to stay outside, and may have to be coaxed with treats to come back in. Lucky sleeps in different locations, he normally starts on a couch, and then moves to tile floors or dog bed. Lucky has not been crated trained.
Lucky is a 3-year-old big boy, with the energy and attitude of a 6 month old puppy. He needs more redirection, training, and love. He still jumps on people softly, and barks at strange noises. He does understand a firm “NO”, and will come when called most of the time.
Lucky’s ideal family:
An active family who will walk him twice a day; and run and play with Lucky.
Will give him lots of attention.
If they have other dogs, they should be young dogs, big dogs are better.
Must have experience with discipline, and willing to continue training
Need to understand this a BIG dog that can jump over your couch from a standstill, or climb/jump a rock wall over 5 ft tall.
Must have large yard, maybe acreage, to give him room to run if walking is not a regular option.
Yard needs to have a 6-foot fence.
Must be patient, and understand that some of Lucky’s behaviors are the breed - nipping, herding tendencies, barking to get attention, etc.