“Take a look at me!!! Not only am I very handsome but I am fun, goofy and have had some special training!! I am looking for a home that is willing to work with me on my new skills. No small kids for me, but I do like to play with other dogs. Because I am a hound, a fenced yard would help to keep me where I belong.”

You may have noticed that Copper has been missing from our adoptable dogs lately. In order to increase his chances of a successful adoption, an experienced trainer has been working with Copper and volunteers. Copper came to us as a stray in the summer of 2019. It was apparent that he had no training and few social skills. He quickly became a shelter favorite, a playmate for several dogs and a neat housekeeper! Copper greats each volunteer with a wagging tail and an anticipation of a good long walk or just one on one time. But, once Copper was in a home, he became possessive of what he perceived to be his couch or chair, just like the kennel at the shelter is his “domain”. Once out of the kennel and off his couch, he is a happy, friendly fellow to all!

Practicing “place”
Learning “house”

Training for Copper needed to start at square one. He has now learned to walk appropriately on leash and to focus on his handler. He is now learning “place” and “house”. Each week new skills are taught and practiced. He is a very smart dog and will need a strong leader, someone who is able to spend time exercising, playing and with him and continue the training that he is currently receiving. If you are interested in Copper, we would love to talk to you to see if he would be a good match for you. You can fill out an application by copying and pasting this link in your browser to view and complete the application at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5iY_xEPzde2AjE5rANMrSB1keaVT8RrcMYEI-6I-_AmztnA/viewform?embedded=true or if you have any questions, email us at adoptions@caninerescue.org. (Copper cannot live with cats or small furry animals.)