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Bodhi (FKA Bo)- COME MEET ME!   

In shelter Dog

Medfield, MA, 02052
Pet name:
Bodhi (FKA Bo)- COME MEET ME!
Gender:
Male
Breeds:
Hound
Date:
05/11/2021
Age:
Adult
Colors:
Black
Size:
Medium
Description:
Bodhi is a 2 year old hound mix.  He came from the South, where he was neglected by his owner, and left out, tied up out to a tree.  Bodhi developed severe leash reactivity, possibly as a result of that experience, but now his life is turning around.

Bodhi is currently in MA, living with a foster/ trainer for the past few months.  Bodhi has learned to trust people, come out of his shell, and his foster says that he is one of the most intelligent and obedient dogs he has come across.  He’s learning to walk nicely on a leash, knows basic commands, is eager to please, gets along with the other dogs in the home, rides well in a car. He loves learning, training, structure and having a job to do.  All of this has boosted Bodhi’s confidence, and diminished his severe leash reactivity, particularly in familiar situations.   He is currently working on managing reactivity in new and unfamiliar environments, since he can become overstimulated, particularly if he is rushed into these. He is an energetic dog,  and requires both mental stimulation and physical activity to tire him out.  He is crate trained and housebroken. He can live in a home with cats or dogs. 

While he has come a long way in the past few months, Bodhi is still a work in progress. With the right owner he can be socialized to a household with other dogs, walked, and taken places. It will just take some time.  He is a quick learner, eager to please.   With enough training, Bodhi could be an incredibly competitive sport dog.  His trainer thinks he could pass the Canine Good Citizen test quite easily as he continues to work on his anxieties. Bodhi will make an incredibly loyal and intelligent companion.  

Bodhi MUST be placed in a home with an experienced owner, who is committed to continue and keep up his training, provide structure and leadership.  Forever Home Rescue will provide a few training sessions to support Bodhi’s transition to his new home, so a home within an hour of Worcester, MA would be best. 

Adoption fee: Waived for the right home
Adoption Coordinator: Vera

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