Gibbs: 2 year old Male Dachshund mix

gibbs_dec_27_2017 014 (2)psGibbs is all character, much like his name sake.
He can be the sweetest, most affectionate fun loving dog on the planet.
But he has a flip side as well, like when he does not want to move off my side of the bed, or he has just claimed the best piece of paper towel in the house that is ideal for his shredding pleasure!  The stinker can get growly and I don’t know if he would nip but we take care so that does happen by either slipping a leash over him or coaxing him to do what we want.  This flip side probably means he may not be a good candidate to be in a home with small children 24/7.  I don’t know.
But, most of the time, he has been a lot of fun to foster.
He is incredibly well behaved, well, except that he does love to shred stuff so you need to keep paper picked up.
He  has never gone potty in the house and must have a big bladder because he holds it for a long time.

When put in a crate he will bark.  He will stop but not after barking for awhile.
I give him peanut butter on a small chewy and that helps.
But at night time it has been easier to just let him sleep in our bedroom.
He will curl up at the end of the bed or just as often he will go to the floor and sleep on a doggy bed.
He has occasionally wanted to curl up in our spots but we make him get off one way or the other so that now he just knows where he is allowed to sleep.

Gibbs is great with other dogs.  He might get testy if a dog tries to take his bone but if you speak to him he will stop.  But in general, he is a really good dog with other dogs.   I am not so sure about cats.  He has seen them and doesn’t seem all that interested but I think it depends on the cats and how bored he might be.  I’d guess a home with no cats might be best.  And no small rodent like pets and no birds.  He is way too  interested in the birds.

Gibbs would do best in a fenced in yard or with a dedicated leash walker.gibbs_dec_17_2017 (4)ps
He walks very nicely on a leash.
He have let him out in this snow but he wants to follow the tractor tracks rather then stay with us which makes sense given how much snow there is right now.  He did come back when we called him.

This is a really nice little dog with ton’s of potential.
I think a person who is dog savvy would be best due to that flip side he has.
It’s important to use tools, training methods so as to not put him in a place where nipping is the only alternative he feels he has.
He has gotten much better since we have been fostering him but will continue to need work.
Participating in a doggy obedience class and doing doggy training would be wonderful in helping him be a better dog.

Gibbs is smart, loves treats and adores toys.
He will fetch balls and such.

Just a fun little dog.
A video of Gibbs:

IMG_5141 (1)Gibbs is available for adoption. If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment. Click here for adoption application
Medical: He is neutered, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots.
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.
Adoption fee: $250
Leash and Collar or Harness: a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine. Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge (thank goodness!).
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