Hi! I'm Kingston

  • Kingston
  • Mixed breed
  • 7 years
  • Male

Weight (approx): 70 lbs

Energy: High

Children: No

Dogs: No

Cats: No

Health Notes: Kingston's came to hart in 2015 when he was approximately 2 years old and was returned to hart in 2019 as his adoptive parent no longer had the time or home environment that Kingston needed. Kingston came back to hart in excellent overall condition. He did have to visit a vet in Dec for some stitches after being attacked by 3 dogs. Kingston heeled marvellously. Kingston is up to date on his standard antiparasitics, vaccinations (DACPP, Bordatella, Rabies), microchip and neuter.

Behavior Notes: Kingston is a high energy dog who needs a person he can bond with. He is extremely leash reactive towards other dogs and while he has had doggy buddies in the past, it takes a lot to get him to that point. He can never live with another dog. Kingston sadly has a bite history, but we do know what causes him to bite, so we do have safety conditions put in place that we ask are followed no matter how good he is. He is muzzle trained for walks for safety reasons, as he will redirect on his handler, if training procedure is not followed. Kingston resource guards his food from other dogs and people, so just give him his food and leave him be. He also resource guards human food, so during meal times including when handling/preparing food he is crated no matter what, as this is another time when he bites. Because of this, we do not recommend children for him. He is currently working with a trainer to help him out.

He is crate and house trained. The only time he does not resource guard food is when he's working for it. He loves to please, and is very smart, so a family who wants a challenge and can commit to his training would be a great fit for him. A yard for him to run around in would be great for this boy as sometimes walks are hard to do with him. He loves mental stimulation games and one of his favorites is scattered kibble in the grass. He loves using his nose and to give him that chance makes him the happiest pupper ever! He is a bit of jumper because he loves people so much and all of the attention in all of the land, but we are working on this and he's learning fast. He does settle though, once he gets over the excitement and he'll sit close by and soak up all the pets. He has his basic commands down (sit, down, stay) and he is currently working on recall. He knows how to do puppy push ups for food and he's a wonderful traveller in the car!  Kingston is a lovely dog who just needs someone who understands and accepts him for him and willing to commit to him and keep up all the work so he can thrive.

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