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Please contact Lindsey (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about this pet.
Hey everyone, Moose here!! I am so excited to out of the shelter! I used to live outside and but am learning quickly that living inside is much more fun. I am also learning that I still need to potty outside but my foster mom says I am doing very well at figuring it out. I also get a little nervous when she leaves but she assures me that she will be back and she always is!
Moose is a young Boxer boy...full of kisses and energy. He does great with alll other dogs...older, younger, male and female.
UPDATE: Moose was adopted in August and, through no fault of his own, is being returned to the rescue. His Boxer fursister does not like having him around as he is full of young Boxer energy. He is fantastic with other dogs and with kids, however at his size and energy level, he may accidentally knock small chiildren down. Moose will occasionally countersurf. He does great on a leash and loves to go for walks. He is crate trained and housebroken. Moose has been through some obedience classes and enjoys going to doggie daycare where he is friends with everyone. He will do best in an active home with one or more dogs with the same energy level as him and who can help teach him good manners. His perfect family will continue with his obedience training.
THE LATEST FROM MOOSE'S FOSTER FAMILY: Are you looking for an energetic boxer? Are you looking for a dog that you can train and work with at a high level? Are you able to deal with fear issues with calm and firm expectations? If you have said yes, then Moose might be the dog for you!
Moose has been a part of our home since February 2016. He will require a home that can set clear boundaries and work on training at least 20-30 minutes per day. He prefers to be engaged in thinking activities and likes to be the center of attention. All members of the family need to be confident in the ability to hold him to his rules. He is crate trained and loves to go “kennel”. He also has basic commands down pretty well.
Moose has a dominant personality with both other dogs and people. It would be best if he was an only fur child, although he really likes the cat. Moose will growl at other dogs and people if he wants your sole attention. He will also growl at anyone who asks him to stop doing what he wants to do, although that has improved greatly since we have had him. He will need to be fed away from people and not be allowed near the dinner table, as he can be food focused. Moose will let you know when he is done eating and is OK with the bowl disappearing. He likes to make sure EVERY morsel of food is eaten.
Moose does not do well in high activity situations. He likes his routine and what he knows. When asked to be out in public, it is very stressful for him. Given that we have worked with him for a long period, he has come to trust that we will not put him in a bad situation. However, he is not that trusting towards strangers, and I would never allow a stranger to pet him. Excited energy to him is incredibly over stimulating, and he prefers to be ignored rather than touched and coddled. He will come to people in his own time when he is ready to accept a person. The more attention you give him, the more he doesn’t trust you.
Moose is a very loyal and protective dog, and he will defend his yard from any threats. Bicyclists, joggers, and other people passing by, so a high fenced yard will be needed. He can leap really high off the ground. It is quite amazing!
Grooming activities are easy with Moose. He likes to get a bath and have his nails trimmed.
He can be a very loving boxer boy with the family and loves to snuggle, but he is like a cat in that all of a sudden he is done with being touched. He will let a person know when he is done. He is then immediately removed from the room. We call him the Grumpy Old Man, even though he is under 2 years of age.
Moose is a work in progress. He can be a great dog, but he will require a knowledgeable family with dog experience and a willingness to work with a trainer to help him figure out that the world is not as scary a place as he thinks it is. He has potential, but families need to be aware that he is a special boy with special needs.