Meet Frank! He is a chocolate Labrador Retriever approximately 18 months old. Frank came to WCLRR because his family realized he was not getting the attention he needed, and they were unable to train him due to their schedules and lack of dog experience. He is a large pup and probably will continue to fill out as he gets older. Frank has excellent potential but will need an experienced, strong, and patient lab family to call him forever home.
Frank may show some anxiety and stress when he first comes into a new home. His new family will need to allow Frank the time he needs to decompress and feel comfortable.
Frank is fully crate trained, not only nighttime sleeping but also for daytime relaxing or napping (even if you are home) and for times when you are away from home. A little treat sweetens the deal for him, and he will calmly and quietly enter the crate for you. He is house-trained but will need to be observed for the first few days until he establishes a routine.
Frank had some fundamental training and will need more to help him become the best dog he can be. It is crucial due to his size and strength.
He is not super high-energy. He enjoys playing with his two foster brothers and gets along well with them. He plays in spurts and then loves to nap.
Frank has a high prey drive, so no cats for Frank. Due to his size, a home with children under 14 years old or someone not steady on their feet would not be a good fit for him.
Frank loves appropriate chew toys such as Nylabones. Leaving one or two in his crate is an excellent way to keep him occupied before he takes a nap or while you are away from home.
Frank is a pup who loves hugs and attention. If you are willing to make an early commitment to him as he learns to become a part of your family, he will reward you with years of love, loyalty, and companionship.
Frank is neutered, up to date on his vaccines, and microchipped.