This week we’d like to feature Archie, Archie - Oregon Humane Society . Archie is a one-year three-month-old Pit bull/Husky mix who weighs 60 pounds.
Archie is a graduate of our Behavior Modification Program and needs a special home. Archie is a very sweet and active dog who would love to go out running or on adventures with you. Archie loves to fall into your lap and cuddle and also loves getting the zoomies while out in the yard. He plays well with other dogs and has been successful in dog park like settings where there is a fence, though he can sometimes be a little too rough with smaller or more shy dogs. An owner who can help guide him into appropriate interactions and use management techniques to ensure his and other dog’s safety is a must. He needs to find a home with someone who can continue his training using the techniques we have found successful at OHS.
Archie loves people and is very comfortable meeting new people politely, but he can sometimes get over excited and display some unwanted behavior such as jumping and mouthing. Archie gets the most excited whenever he is about to go for a walk or sees another dog. To calm him and have him focus we have worked on him sitting and waiting for the dog to pass while receiving treats. He has taken to training wonderfully and loves to learn! So far Archie has learned how to sit, wait, lay down, leave it, and walks nicely on leash. He does get excited when he sees other dogs while out on a walk, but with guidance he will focus back on his handler to continue his walk.
When hanging out in the office or at home, Archie is very relaxed and calm, choosing to lay at your feet, on his dog bed, or will entertain himself with toys. If not given an appropriate outlet for his energy, Archie can find personal items in the home to chew on that aren’t dog toys. “Puppy proofing” your house is a great way to help manage a curious young dog as he learns what are his toys and what are not.
Meeting up with friends who have dogs would be better suited for a dog like Archie than the uncontrolled setting of the dog park. It’s imperative to build a strong bond and understanding with Archie before taking him off leash in an uncontrolled setting like the dog park. He could dart out of a gate/door and take off down the street or become very difficult to get back on leash.
Archie needs to go home with a person or family that has dog experience and is either an adult-only home or one with older kiddos. He can’t go to a home with small animals or cats and he finds chasing them just too enticing, and he’ll need to meet any potential canine companions before going home.
Does handsome, active Archie seem like the dog for you? If so, please fill out the questionnaire at the bottom of this profile and set up a time to come in and meet with him!