Hi! My Name Is Jack

Jack can be a high energy and excitable dog. He can also curl up at night and be lazy and lounge on the couch (see photos). He is a bit anxious and is reactive to sounds when he is inside. He loves being outside. He loves going for long walks, his nose goes to the ground and he sniffs everything. He was afraid of water when we got him but we got him to start swimming this summer and he enjoys it. Jack does not have great recall and it can be hard to get his attention when he is outside once he starts sniffing/exploring. We have never really let him off leash since his recall is not good in our fenced yard. We have had other dogs in the house and they play the odd time but Jack is sort of a lone wolf. We have left him with a doggy day care in the past and they always tell us that while all the dogs are our in the yard playing he just stays on the perimeter and does his own thing, but he has made friends and played with the odd dog. Typically labs since he is mouthy when he plays. His biggest issue is resource guarding objects. He will growl and lunge. When we didnt know any better we had a bite incident. We since did research and have figured out ways of avoiding this and it is no longer much of an issue since the situation rarely arises and when it does I can get him focused on something else or substitute. He doesn't resource guard his food however, which I found kind of strange. We are not his first owner, we adopted him from the humane society. He had alot of issues when we got him which we have tried to fix and some we are still working on. He can be very jumpy and on edge, I would assume his previous owner wasn't very nice to him. We have worked a bit with a behavioral therapist but could not afford the sessions or board and train she recommended at the time. I would be happy to discuss these further with you. I think the recipe for success with Jack in the future would be if he was an only dog. In light of current events and my partner and I separating which is causing me to move I have been home alone with him more with him being the only dog and it is better. I also have had the most success training him when I am alone with him. I think this covers most of it but would be happy to discuss anything else in more detail over the phone.
  • Beagle & Retriever - Labrador 
  • Male
  • 7 Years OldMy DoB is 11/18/2016
  • 21 - 30 Pounds
  • Black
  • Active and Playful
  • Not Tested With Kids
  • I Like Select Dogs
  • Not Tested With Cats
  • Not Tested With Small Animals
  • I Have Not Been Tested with Farm Animals
  • I'm Currently In Training
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