Personality Color: orange

Orange dogs are likely young, energetic, and enthusiastic with lots of love to give! They will thrive with regular exercise, and some training classes would be a good idea. These dogs would be a great companion for an active person who enjoys running or hiking in the park. Fenced-in yard a plus!
  • young
  • male

Bio data

Meet Nino! Nino is very food motivated. He does well trading pine cones and sticks that he picks up on walks for food. He is learning to sit by the door when putting on the leash. He is potty trained (overnight about 9 hours). He is crate trained, while he won’t go in on cue, he does with food. He does well on car rides, after the initial excitement of looking out the window, he lies down and is calm.

We have done a few walks with my three-year-old female dog with a 1:1 human to dog ratio and he has done well. In the house, they are separated, but in their brief interactions, Nino reads my dog’s cues well.

He was initially not a big fan of bathing but tolerated it with food and a Kong. He has demonstrated no issues with handling nor picking him up from the ground or the car. He did not like the garbage trucks and pulled strongly to get away.

The biggest issue I’ve noticed is separation anxiety. There has been a mild improvement. When I leave for work he is in the crate with a frozen treat. I watch him through a camera, the first few days he probably barked 15-20 minutes after finishing the treat. Today it was about 10 minutes of barking and whining. The first week he would bark once or twice in the middle of the night so I started sleeping downstairs, this has mostly stopped (although he did whine last night). He sometimes barks even when I’m within his view. I’ve been working on ignoring or redirecting. I have tried to teach him “quiet” but I don’t think we’ve gotten too far with this.

Overall, Nino is a great dog and we have been loving our time fostering him. We hope he will find his forever home soon!