Dexter is a 3 year old, American Bulldog mix who weighs about 65lbs. He is very smart and knows several commands. Dexter will be working on his loose leash walking skills and basic socialization while in our program. He loves nothing more than to snuggle on your lap or under the covers of your bed. He is an active dog and due to his love of running, has to be placed in a home with a fenced in yard. 

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"You know how you might meet a person, or dog in this case, and it seems as if you’ve known each other for years? That’s how I feel with my man, Dexter. The dude thinks he knows my routine. When I jump down and put my boots on, he thinks we’re leaving. He’ll climb out of the bottom bunk, tail wagging like crazy, and stare at his leash. One of the coolest things that he has started doing is when I sit on the bottom bunk dude comes running out of the cage and curls up under me. What’s really cool about that is I think he just wants to chill out with me. So now, I put his food bowl on the bottom bunk so he can chill and watch TV with me. The funniest part is how he cocks his head to the side when I change channels.
Dexter is still new here and still adjusting. Sometimes he seems sad and needs a lot of reassurance. In my attempts to help him out I am giving him lots of treats, and praise, and rewarding him for simple stuff."

"Yup, this just happened… So over the last 3-4 days Dexter has been showing a lot of interest in Trevor. As you may know, Trevor is our mutual ice breaker. His calm demeanor allows him to meet all our dogs. Anyway, we run into Trevor and his handler outside. We’re standing about 7-8 feet apart when Dexter decides to do the play bow and they take off running in circles. So now Trevor and Dexter are both running like 100 mph in circles, kicking up snow, but neither decides to make contact for 4-5 laps. Finally on the way in Dexter runs full speed into Trevor’s butt. Trevor runs away, then looks back at Dexter and sits down as if to say, 'No! Bad dog Dexter!'”

“I’ve only known Dexter for 2-3 days, but you would think it was longer. Oh yeah, let me tell you ‘bout Dexter. He’s an American Bulldog & pit mix, white with blue-grayish spots. He almost looks like the dog from ‘Lil Rascals,’ only Dexter doesn’t have any eye patches. When you first see the dude, you know what I mean.
So last night I had to remake the bottom bunk for Dexter. He doesn’t seem too excited about going into his new ‘house’ [his crate], but he likes the bottom bunk so far as I can tell. Like I said, I just met the dude, so we’ll keep you posted. I haven’t done much training except leash walking. He seems to know sit, stay and shake. Right now he is reacting when he sees other dogs. I’m not sure what his reactions mean yet, so I will wait a few weeks before I introduce him to the other dogs.”