This week we’d like to feature a dog named Oliver as our OHS dog of the week. Oliver is a 2-year-old, 63 pound, Catahoula leopard dog mix. Oliver - Oregon Humane Society
Oliver is a graduate of our Behavior Modification Program and is looking for a special home. Oliver can be both a couch potato and your best adventure buddy! He loves people and is always up to go on outdoor adventures with his human friends. Whether it’s playing with toys in the yard, a walk around the neighborhood, or even a run; Oliver is ready! And after his adventures, once his doggie needs are met, Oliver makes a wonderful cuddle buddy, often found sprawled on his back and snoring, sleeping through the loudest noises! Oliver needs to find a dog experienced home without young children, where he can be your only pet. He’s looking for a patient person(s) who has the time and desire to continue working on setting boundaries and training using the same positive reinforcement techniques we use at OHS. We don’t think he would do well living in a high-rise apartment, a heavily populated neighborhood, or a home with a lot of hustle and bustle as Oliver can become frustrated on the leash at the sight of another dog.
Because when Oliver gets excited, he likes to jump up on humans. If overstimulated more he will grab onto loose fitting clothes, the leash, or purses/bags, so he would do best in a home that will continue his training and management plans. During two of these overstimulated events at OHS, when off leash in a yard, mid-zoomies, Oliver jumped up at his handler trying to grab their clothes and his teeth made contact on their arm breaking skin. We’ve been very successful using positive training techniques, asking Oliver to sit and wait to help him in his overexcited state. Meeting his exercise and enrichment needs helps tremendously when it comes to managing his overexcited energy as it gives him a healthy outlet for this pent-up energy.
Does this sweet young guy seem like he might be the dog for you? If so, please fill out the questionnaire at the top of his profile and set up a time to come on out to Oregon Humane Society to meet him.