Meet Sydney! He is an approximately two-year-old male Labrador Retriever mix. Sydney is adorable and has a beautiful personality. He came to WCLRR when his family was moving and said he needed to be picked up immediately.
When Sydney first got to his foster home, he was afraid of everything. His foster family couldn’t get near him because he would retreat and bark at them. After a few days, however, Sydney started to come in for pets and attention. His foster family kept him on a leash, so he was always next to them and built some confidence. Sydney slowly came out of his shell and realizing he didn’t need to be afraid. Sydney’s new family should understand he could have these same responses when he first gets to his new home. He will need a patient home that allows him to come out of his shell and figure out that he is safe and loved, which could take a few weeks.
Sydney is fostered with Labradors and small dogs, and they all get along great. He is learning how to play by watching them play. Sydney loves running around in the yard, learning how to fetch. He loves the Nylabones at his foster home, and his new family should
have several on hand for him.
Sydney was not housebroken when he first arrived at his foster home. He has been doing great with his training. His foster family used “belly-bands” to assist with his training.
Sydney is crate trained and sleeps throughout the night. He enjoys sleeping all night on a bed next to his foster mom.
Sydney needs some leash training, and basic obedience training would be excellent. Sydney is exceptional and treats motivated, which will make training easy and fun. Sydney has a very soft mouth and takes treats gently.
Sydney is not a fan of the cats at his foster home. Therefore, we will
not place him in a house with them.
Sydney was recently neutered and also recovering from a mild bout of kennel cough. He has been microchipped and updated on his vaccines.