Monday, June 3, 2013

Update: Ripken

Adopt a Lovable Teddy Bear!!

Ripken has really been impressing me lately. He is definitely maturing and is getting the hang of living in a home. I would no longer label him as "food aggressive"! Rip has really learned his feeding time etiquette. He no longer rushes or tries to eat the other dogs food. He eats his bowel and then sits and waits until feeding time is over. When we (the humans) are eating, he no longer begs and acts inappropriately. We are very proud of our lovable teddy bear and know that he is going to make someone an awesome companion!
To see his progress is amazing. I know he'll only continue to learn and do well. In the beginning I knew he was going to need training and patience. He tested me in the beginning, but I have fallen in love with him. I really really hope we can find him a lovable, responsible, awesome home for him! He has been doing really well on walks as well. A professional suggested and utilized the Gentle Leader tool and it was a great success. We have also been using the retractable leash with him when he is allowed to explore more. 
We have two dogs already, or else I would be extremely tempted to keep Rip. He would be awesome with kids. He is really gentle too (doesn't have a strong bite tendency) even when he is playing with his ball, he doesn't carry it far before he lets it fall from his grip. He just wants to cuddle and to be loved. If you are interested please visit Rainbow Tails Rescue  When you e-mail them ( you will receive a reply with an application to be completed. This is to ensure that he is going to a deserving home. Because we believe he does deserve the best home possible. We are located in Harford County Maryland, so if you or someone you know is looking to add a wonderful addition to their family, please share this!! Thank you - we look forward to hearing from you soon.