HHR Chance is a sweet, loving boy who didn’t get a fair shot at the good life until he found HHR. While we weren’t so sure how he was going to do when he first came into care, he has made so much progress in the little time he has been with us. We originally had some territory issues with food and toys. We have gotten to where he is out and playing with the other dogs all of the time! (Except he sleeps in the kennel at night) We still keep food separate and his forever family would need to be aware of this if he goes to a home with another dog. I think with continued training he would learn those boundaries and do great.
Chance is loving toys, especially balls! Although we are easing into toy interactions (doggie play interactions have been great) he is still recovering from his neuter so he’s not allowed to play like he wants. Although, he has typical lab energy and is making that quite the challenge.
Chance loves people. He is a 70 lb lap dog. I believe he would do well as an only dog if he was able to live an active lifestyle! He has shown signs of wanting to play in the water, but due to his incision cannot yet do that either. I have a feeling he would love to go on hikes and play. Due to separation issues and his resting, we have yet to do much leash work.
He does great with kids (mine are 8 and 6) but due to big lab energy, younger kids may not be ideal until he is better trained. He has not been tested with cats.
Chance does have some signs of anxiety, but his calming collar and anxiety medicine have been helping. When he first came I tried to give him a room space, and he did not like not being able to see us. He gets pretty anxious in the kennel and has bent a couple of the bars, but this seems to be improving with his medicine. He does sleep in the kennel and seems to do better in it at night than when we have to leave for work. Chance figured out the doggie door right away, but we do still have some struggles with marking here and there.
Chance is going to be a great companion to his forever family!