“The sun after the rain is much more beautiful than the sun before the rain.”
—Mehmet Murat Ildan
Introducing Rain, our cute little wobbly puppy! Rain is currently around 6 months old and weighs in at just about 24 pounds! When full grown, we expect Rain to weigh around a solid 45-50 pounds or so.
Anyone who meets our sweet Rain can see that he is a special boy! You may notice that Rain doesn’t walk quite so much as he bobbles, hops, and even skips. He has a very unique gait! A complete medical evaluation at the University of Georgia didn’t show any specific abnormalities, so it is likely that Rain was simply born with a mild congenital issues that resulted in his quirky walk. He is a little clumsy and perhaps a little slower to get the hang of house training than other puppies, but he’s healthy and happy and ready to bounce his way into your heart.
Housebreaking, Crate-Training, and Commands
Rain is currently working on both house and crate training. He needs a proper routine in order to not have accidents in the house, but manages to keep the house dry if he is taken out on schedule! It seems he has a grasp that potty = outside (but sometimes, he just can’t help himself, which is totally normal for a puppy).
As far as the crate goes, that one is a bit easier. He will cry for just a bit, reminding you that he’s there and would rather be with you, but once he’s settled he’s good to go! He currently stays in the crate at night, for all his meals, and if his foster family goes out.
Rain is learning basic commands; he has mastered “touch” and is working hard on “sit.”
Behavior around other Dogs, Cats, and Kids
Because he’s a puppy, life’s a breeze for Rain! He is curious and fun, and will play, play, play, if you let him. He’s been around children from ages 3-14 and overall, he’s great with them. Chasing cats is a fun game, but will quickly stop if he’s corrected by the cat (or human). And as far as other dogs go, Rain loves them! But he is a non-stop puppy (think annoying little brother), so he may get on an older dog’s nerves and have to be taught the house rules.
Rain might not be a great dog park dog just yet due to his puppy (lack of) manners, but would likely do well with trusted dogs in a private setting.
Behavior around People + Exercise Needs
Rain is by all accounts your typical puppy. He loves to play every possible way, with whomever is willing. He loves people and is one of the friendliest pups we’ve ever had! Rain especially loves snuggles once he’s got his energy out. He’s not demanding about attention, though, and will leave you alone if you aren’t up for it in the moment. (But seriously, look at that face and tell me you don’t want to snuggle him right now.)
Rain is a hop, skip, and a sideways run (literally) away from being yours! Contact us today!
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