Petie is a 18 month old Pit bull- American Bulldog Mix. He is a 65 pound, beautiful brindle and white mix. His personality is a mix of couch potato with burst’s of energy. He still has a little puppy energy in him and get’s a little silly at times. He is crate trained and house trained. Petie is currently attending obedience classes twice a week and has made a lot of progress. He can sit, stay, lay down, shake and loose leash walk. It took him about a month to get used to his foster families' neighbors and boundaries. He now only barks occasionally. He does well with both male and female humans. He is still learning socialization skills with other dogs.
Petie was rescued as a puppy and was brought into a home with an older pit bull. The older pit bull had issues with anxiety and the owners thought that another dog would help with the older dogs anxiety. The two dogs did well until Petie’s size matched that of the older dog. The older dog became very aggressive toward Petie and the two dogs had to be constantly separated. As a result, Petie was crated for most of the day. Petie’s owners decided to give him up so that he could have a more active, normal environment.
Petie's foster parents have worked hard to continue Petie’s training at home. He is very food modified and does best with a firm yet gentle approach and positive reinforcement. He is super food motivated.
Petie's perfect home would be one with older kids (12+), no cats, and possibly one other female dog. As we mentioned above he has lived with dogs before but it would take a dedicated new owner to get him to where he is comfortable with another dog. Overall, Petie is a goofy young dog looking for a freash start with a great new Family!
More about Petie
Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Kids
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