Hi! My Name Is Snoopy

Snoopy came to us from a family who could not take them to their next home, he was underweight and very anxious. He was not potty trained for outdoors, we believe, and has since learned to use the doggy door to go potty. If given the opportunity he will still pee in the house on various items. At this point whenever he goes out to the backyard he barks incessantly at the neighbors dogs and jumps up on the block wall. He has repeatedly caused his back toenails to bleed from the jumping and is very compulsive about it. It’s been hard to redirect and when brought into the house he paces back and forth at the door begging and barking to go back out to jump and bark at the dogs next door. He does well on walks for the most part. He seems very enthusiastic about getting in the car to go somewhere, however as soon as the car begins to move he becomes very anxious, jumping from seat to seat, back and forth and barks and whines through the entire trip. If the window is open for him he tries to jump out. We have tried restraining him or holding him during a ride but it doesn’t ease his nerves. We also placed him in a cage in the back of the car and that really is the only safe option for travel however he exhausts himself with crying and trying to get out of the cage. He is very much against grooming of any kind which makes upkeep of him coat very difficult. He seems to like baths and water and that seems to be the most tolerated part.
He will accept strangers coming into the house but barks and is apprehensive about newcomers. He seems to be very timid with children, won’t play or cuddle with kids but likes his adults in the home. Any exuberant play by children is seen as a threat and he will bark and lunge and act aggressively until movement or play has subsided. The time I took him to the dog park he did not interact with other dogs, he avoided any approach from other dogs and did not react aggressively. He loves to play fetch with squeaky toys and soft toys and chews on them. He loves chewing on harder chew toys as well. He will calm down in his kennel and seems comfortable shortly after we place him although there is some protest before we leave the home. Between the peeing in the house, the barking outside on end, and his reactivity around children he does not seem to be a good fit for our family.

  • Poodle - Miniature
  • Male
  • 0 Days Old
  • 10 - 20 Pounds
  • White
  • High Energy
  • I Don't Like Kids
  • Not Tested With Dogs
  • Not Tested With Cats
  • Not Tested With Small Animals
  • I Have Not Been Tested with Farm Animals
  • I'm Not Trained Yet
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