Hooch has started in a training
program @ Perfect Pooch in King of Prussia, PA. You can view Perfect Pooch @
Our good boy Hooch has already passed his evaluation and started his starter
lesson. At Perfect Pooch, the Training Program begins with ten days in a
happy, balanced dog pack. He will experience being in a “follower” state of
mind by listening to a human “pack leader”. They supervise the dogs in the
pack at all times and maintain consistent leadership. This is key to
effective socialization and the dog becoming more balanced. It sets the
stage for a leader-follower relationship, and they guide the owner to be the
leader. During the dog's ten day stay, they also introduce core commands:
come, sit, stay, down, walk nicely on a loose leash. In the weeks to come
you learn how to manage these commands in five private lessons, which are
scheduled at Perfect Pooch. The training program also gives a primer session
to set you up for success. This is a session full of critical information
that focuses on your dog's specific needs and issues. It includes helping
reinforce training by establishing guidelines at home. Hooch will also have
an opportunity to participate in the doggie daycare there to socialize with
other dogs in a pack environment. Apply today for Hooch!
Hooch has settled into his
foster home. He is a big boy at 74lbs already. He is a gorgeous looking boy.
Hooch greets me every day when I come home -hopping around and boxer
wiggling. He is just adorable. Hooch does need a home to be understanding
and people to be patient with him during introductions to new people. He is
very loyal to his family and just needs someone who will do slow
introductions to new people and not let people just walk right in the house.
Some people he does great with right away, especially men since he was owned
by a man.
Hooch's owner had him since he was a pup and than gave him up to the
daughter where he lived with 4 kids. He was then dropped off at the
shelter a few months later due to her landlord finding out she had another
dog, so he has had a lot of changes in his first year of life. He is very
friendly once he meets you, but also very confused and scared with all his
changes. When doing introductions to new people, I place him on a leash and
give the other person a treat and introduce him.
Hooch enjoys chasing around his ball or laying down chewing a bone. He is
pretty calm for a one year old Boxer except when you first come home, he is
super excited to see you and will do his Boxer dance and wiggles. He is
getting the hang of the car and going for car rides and lays in the back
seat now. He is crate trained and is used to being in there for approx. 5-6
hours a day. Hooch is completely housetrained and is okay being left for
free run of the house. He learned the doggie door in a few days.
Hooch does well with my other male Boxer in the home. He likes to
play in the yard or go for walks with him by his side. Hooch did live with
another dog in both his prior homes. He does need a home, though, without
small dogs or cats. Most of the time, Hooch will sleep on the couch or
lay next to your feet. He does enjoy his daily walks. Hooch spends his night
time sleeping on the sofa with free run of the house. Apply today for this
Hooch is a 1 yr old male boxer who was surrendered to the shelter when
his family moved. Hooch is good with other dogs, but should go into a
home without cats. He is reported to be good with children.
Hooch is housetrained and crate trained. We will update his page once
we learn more about him.