Age: 1 year
UPDATE - 29 JANUARY 2014: Mason is a sweet dog who loves everyone. He does fine with older children, however, he is still very young and has not learned he can't jump up on people. We are working on that. He loves going for his walks with my neighborhood dog walkers (twin boys about 10 years old). He runs and plays tug of war with them. They all really enjoy each other. Mason needs to be in a home with another dog or with a human who is home all day. He really hates to be alone. He barks and barks. He doesn't like to be crated and barks then also. He is still young enough to need obedience training and that would help him learn to listen better. He comes running when you call him and is always ready for a treat. He was so thin when he got here, all his ribs were showing and hip bones and back bones. He has gained a little, but mostly just filled out a little. He likes to counter surf and is learning the "off" command.
He is house broken, but did mark his territory when he first arrived. I have no problem leaving him with my 3 beagles when I am gone. I do not need to crate him. He only destroys paper towels, if I leave one on my desk or the side table. Other than that he listens when I correct him for taking a shoe to chew. As long as he has a toy or appropriate chew to replace it, he is no problem.
Mason will be a good dog for someone with older children who know to treat a dog who likes to run and play. He is still so much a puppy in attitude. He wants to sleep on the bed with you and likes to get under the covers. He wants to play all the time and has kept my couch potatoes busy. Even my older beagle girl, Biscuit, has started to play again since he has been here. She fussed at him in the beginning, but he was persistent and now, she will play with him twice each day.
Original info: Mason came to us from the Franklin County shelter where he was friendly with dogs and people. We'll know more about him when he gets to a foster home.
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