born ~October 2016
Meet Cohen! This precious pup is only about 25lbs and probably won’t exceed 40 once she is full grown. Cohen is a hound mix and was born right around October of 2016.
Fear not! Cohen is already housebroken! Whining and barking through the night are never fun things to listen to, and Cohen agrees, so she just sleeps! If she needs to go potty, she gets restless, but that’s a GOOD thing, trust me on this one! She isn’t one of those high maintenance pups who whines and barks because they want you to open the door, only so they can sit there and look outside, look at you, then walk away. Nope! Cohen has a purpose when she gets restless, so you’d better listen! Crate training has even come along quite smoothly and she hasn’t made any messes! Cohen is crated whenever her foster parents leave the house as well as at night for sleepy time.
If you’ve already got a cat, Cohen said it’s cool. Upon first introductions, she’s interested and wants to play but it doesn’t take long before she loses interest and leaves them alone. Now, the resident cat is a bit of a teaser, antagonizing Cohen repetitively… so Cohen will play around, but never aggressively. As far as kids go, Cohen has been around children big enough to handle their own. But it probably won’t matter how old the child is because she’s pretty afraid of all people at first. With a cautious approach, she eventually eases up and allows the love to soak in. She did great while playing with another pup while the kids ran all over the place. They didn’t scare her or anything at that point! With any human, it takes some good effort to get her to completely warm up. But when she does, she’ll let you do anything with her, including carry her around like a baby while rubbing her belly!
Because Cohen is a bit timid, she prefers play mates who are smaller than her. While she will play with larger dogs, she tends to shy away from them. Even though structured introductions aren’t necessary, it’s still going to take a little more socialization before Cohen will enjoy a trip to the dog park. A few dogs at a time are great! But once you get past 4 or 5, her guard goes up and she gets nervous. Loud noises also make her uneasy. Anything new, really. What’s great is that Cohen has already taken to her foster parents and checks in with them when she is exposed to any novel thing or situation. If Mom & Dad are calm, she can relax much quicker. And once she is comfortable, she loves playing! Be it balls, ropes, bones, anything! Cohen is great at self-entertaining! With an even-keeled energy level, she plays until she passes out but can also handle a lazy day. With regular exercise and some mental stimulation, Cohen is in good hands.
Cohen must have lived a tough life because she always seems a little shocked when receiving affection. While she enjoys it thoroughly, she does not demand, or even ask for it. Like your typical goofball, Cohen throw toys over her shoulder when entertaining herself and chases after them. She’s even taught herself how to play fetch, alone! Smart dog this one – taking a ball on the couch, letting it roll off, then chase it and do it all over again! And once she is worn out after some time in the sun, she looks for a nice pool of water to cool down in. She even lets Foster Mom spray her with the hose to chill out!
If you’re looking for a sweet, gentle, loyal companion, Cohen is waiting for you! While she still needs some work on basic listening skills (come on folks, she’s still a puppy!), she is learning fast! Cohen is looking for a home with someone who can play with her and help socialize her to boost her confidence. Is it you!?
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