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 Alpine D6673

Alpine D6673

Sweetie Alpine (watch my video) was rescued from a distant shelter along with 3 other pups on 6/2/22. He is friendly, cuddly, active and playful. Alpine loved playing with the other pups at his foster home and in yard. He will need an experienced guardian and home with attached yard. More info to come from his foster home. He will grow up to be a large adult. He needs a home with attached yard for potty biz, run/play and lounge for his happiness.  Future great hiking buddy.

Update: Alpine is doing great at his foster home. He is active, loves playing with other dogs so would love a home with another playful dog or someone that can take him to dog socials daily or weekly. He is smart, confident and learning basic commands. Loves playing fetch, will get tired and just wants to cuddle or nap.

Foster Home update & details: Food drive: Medium. Toy drive: Medium. SUPER cuddly dog. If you sit down, he will want to be in your lap. While he's not a fearful dog by any means, it can take a bit of adjusting to get him used to new settings, understandably because he's just a pup! He's very responsive to positive reinforcement. A little positive tone in your voice and some high value treats and he will become very comfortable, very quickly! He definitely seems like your average active pet.

Here's my daily routine with Alpine in terms of play and training. Our mornings start at 5:30 AM. In the morning we do a 15-20 minute training session for his breakfast (I'm sure as you know owning a Belgian Malinois mix, they LOVE working for things like food and toys). During this training session we do movement lures. Sit, downs, stand, spin, focused heel, front, middle, etc. Super upbeat and fast paced training session. After this, he will nap for 1-2 hours. Then I play individually with him for 30 minutes. After our individual play session, he plays with the other 2 pups and my 75 lbs Belgian Malinois mix for 2.5 hours. After this he takes a 2-3 hour nap. Then, we play a full mental game with food. Either he uses a puzzle toy or I scatter his food in the yard and he has to go skiff out the kibble. I then let the 3 pups and my adult dog out to play for 3 hours. After about 1.5-2 hours, Alpine is happily laying in the shade and watching his brothers play for the remainder of the session. After this, for his dinner we do some practical training skills that will be useful for when he is adopted. We practice his recall, on leash walking, and impulse control. His recall is "here" and he finishes in a front position (chest on my legs basically). He still requires some luring for this! He's learning to respect the leash and not bite it. He knows that when he's on leash, where I go he does and he understands light leash pressure. For impulse control we're working on a release command. With my adult dog I use "free" to allow him to leave his crate, leave the door, leave the gate, get food that may have been dropped, and leave a stay/place command. That's what I'm working on with Alpine at the moment, though he's just in the beginning stages of that training. I highly suggest continuing that training because it can prevent a lot of accidents (bolting out the door, eating poisonous food that was dropped, etc.).

**Note: Adoption in SF Bay Area Only**

 Foster Needed for Alpine D6673

Hi! I need a temporary foster home while I wait to be adopted. If you can foster me, please read the Fostering Criteria on the Foster Home Network page and fill out an online application!

🐶 Puppy Training, Socialization and Housetraining:

  • 8-10 weeks: 1 hour or less. Puppies this young simply can’t hold their urine for more than 1 hour.
  • 12 weeks: Bladder capacity is increasing to hold up to 90 minutes.
  • 18 weeks: Develop bladder muscles to hold up to 2 hours.
  • Preventing Adolescent Problems (by 5 months): Walk daily and socialize to ensure that your pup grows up to be well-rounded and well-schooled puppy remains a mannerly, well-socialized, and friendly dog throughout adulthood.

📕 Great books and articles to read if you are thinking of adopting a puppy. Prep ahead as we all "Stay at Home" safe:

 Puppy Adoption Requirements

Mandatory Puppy Socials and Training Classes

Why we don't adopt pups to families with young kids under 8 yrs old?
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Details of Alpine D6673

  • Name: Alpine D6673
  • Type: Dog
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: German Shepherd / Belgian Malinois Mix
  • Age: 5 months 1 week
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
  • Size: 20 lbs.
  • House trained: Yes
  • Shots Current: Yes
  • Spayed/Neutered: Pending
  • Special Needs: No
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • My Video: https://youtu.be/hP2SzDi46Os
  • Host: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Organization: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Date Added: 6/4/22

IMPORTANT!

  • For safety and training reasons for both young kids and the puppy (who will grow to full size by 8 months) or dog, we do not adopt puppy or dogs to homes with children under 8 years old...Read more
  • See our How to Adopt page for more information on how the Furry Friends Rescue Adoption process works, including important updates due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Furry Friends Rescue adopts animals that will be indoor family members only.
  • Furry Friends Rescue will only adopt to homes in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you're from out of the area/out of state, please check Petfinder.org, AdoptAPet.com and PetHarbor.comfor animals in need of homes in your local area.