Hi there! My name is Tucker and my foster mom says I’m 30 lbs of happy energy! I love all the people I meet and I’m always ready to play and learn new things. I am a little over a year old, so I still have lots of puppy antics up my paws.
I live with my foster dog brother Rocky, (he’s kind of old and grumpy) and a cat that lives up on the cupboard. I’d like to play with her, but she won’t have anything to do with me. Sometimes I bark at her and ask her come play, but she just gives me the evil eye and stays up high. When I first arrived at my foster home I didn’t understand that potty meant only outside, but with patience and a ‘close eye’, I’ve gotten the idea and I’m about 100% reliable now. I’ve learned lots of new stuff since I arrived. I never played fetch before, but it is Rocky’s favorite game and he showed me the ropes. Now I can beat him to the ball every time! I am too rough with tug of war, so that is off limits for now.
‘Drop it’ is a new word I’ve learned and I get lots of practice on that one. I’m happy to drop the ball if I get a treat, but I hate to ‘drop it’ when I have something sinfully yummy like cardboard or a shoe. I have a great time when the humans are distracted. That’s when I can find trouble to get into in 2 seconds and I do it real quietly! I have lots of chew toys and bones, but gloves and hats are really my favorite. I mostly ‘sit ‘when I’m told but ‘stay’ is really hard because I have to be still and I don’t like that. I’m good on the leash and we go for walks a lot so I can use up my abundant energy. I also ‘kennel’ well and mom says that’s a life saver cause sometimes she just doesn’t know what to do with me.
I need a home where I’ll get lots of exercise and attention everyday. I need to continue my training so I can be a well mannered and obedient guy. Because of my tendency to eat stuff, I need to be monitored closely and in a home that is not cluttered with stuff for me to get into. I want to be with my people all the time and run and play and chew. I get along well with most other dogs and older children, but I might be too rambunctious to be around toddlers or babies. Because of my high energy level, a home with another dog to play with would be great.
Hi, I thought I'd drop you a line on Tucker. He’s 3 now ( I’ve had him 2 years). Tuck is a very active, energetic and stubborn dog who loves everyone but on his terms. While I had some anxiety and a few tense moments about him around my grandson, now 18 months, he seems to be accepting his place ok. He did growl a few times and I was quick with a reprimand. He also likes to get between me and the baby (and anyone else including our other dog) but he has learned that it’s not acceptable and I think we have a mutual understanding where my grandson is concerned. Jamie adores him and likes to share.
As I said he’s very strong willed and I am searching for a trainer in our area to help me with him, but no success as of yet. I have always thought he would be great as an agility dog, and hopefully now with Covid lifting we will find a club to join.
We love him dearly and our old dog now depends on him for eyes and ears when we are in the woods or on a walk.