Pertinent Information - Adopted 11/17/07
Bronson has been
with us for just 2 weeks and he has settled right in. He loves his home
and is now very secure in it. He's afraid of loud noises in the
street and is afraid of men who approach him without getting down to his
level. However, he gets better every day with these fears and I
have learnt how best to deal with them. He walks like a dream on
his leash and is very patient and eager to please in everything.
He sits and waits until you tell him he can eat his dinner and he will
leave food on the floor and not touch it if you tell him no. He
then loves the praise and the treat being picked up and given to him.
He gets on very well with my 4 year old Ella and when she's not around
he will lay on anything he can find that smells of her! I take him
to the dog run and he interacts very well with other dogs, although he's
a little insecure. He has avoided any confrontation and runs and plays
and sociably greets every dog who enters the run. The only issue he has
had is that he doesn't like puppies jumping on him to play. He
nipped one once to warn him and I corrected him. Other than this,
he has been great. He used to only do his business when off the
leash in the dog run but yesterday and today he did it whilst walking in
the street. When we first got him he had some accidents
"submissive peeing" but we didn't make a fuss and it's stopped. He
only did it when very excited anyway, so we keep things as low key as
possible with him for now. He absolutely adores his
tennis ball and throws it in the air and catches it. Every
night he sleeps like a dream on his bed and has never cried or moved, he
We picked Bronson up on Saturday. He was wonderful in the car and we
took him home with us. He was nervous and still is a little at being
moved to yet another place but he's wonderful. He has had a couple of
accidents - Peeing on the floor but once was when we had to go out for
an hour yesterday and he was so excited to see us when we got home that
he peed. The other was this morning when i got up, he again was so
happy to see me that he peed. It's a nervous thing - Ed the trainer
Bronson has been adopted.
to do well in his Foster Home. Bronson is a young energetic,
intelligent Boxer boy. Bronson walks wonderfully on leash.
He knows many basic commands... He can now add "stay" to the
list. Bronson is house-trained and crate trained.
10/16/07 - Bronson was brought to us on Saturday, October 6th. He is very handsome with a reverse brindle coat, which is black with brown. His ears are cropped and his tail is docked. Our neighbors have called him "gorgeous, handsome and striking". He is tiny for a male, weighing only 42 lbs. He is sweet as sugar and interacts well with children, adults and other dogs. However, groups of men and men with deep voices frighten him. He actually shakes when they speak to him. He had a couple of accidents in the apartment the first two days, but now finds comfort at the dog run to do his business, where he is off leash. He does not like the crate so we've arranged a double leash in the kitchen and made a soft bed for him. This system has worked out very well. Initially, he did not walk well on the leash as he kept wanting to walk on the right side. He is doing very well now on the leash, staying on the left. He listens but has not been trained with many of the commands. "Sit" and "come" are the only two he responds to. Gary brought plenty of Science Diet, and he eats well. He is very loving and affectionate but does not drool as some boxers often do. If were were in a position to adopt him, we'd do so in a heartbeat. More to follow after a couple of days.
10/15/07 - Bronson is learning to interact with other dogs and starting to do boxer things in the dog run. His progress is very good as his trust of us grows. He is very patient, sweet and wants very much to please. We live in an elevator building and at first Bronson was scared to get on and now he's overcome that fear.