Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Training: Crate, Socializing, Obedience
By Kelly Miller
Posted June 6, 2018
This pup has been one of the most awesome dogs that I have ever had the privilege to love on. He is a big baby and he does not respond well to discipline. He is best shown what is right or wrong by being fed treats and by getting praise. He has to know that he is doing good.
Wade came to us when he was about 8 months old. He wasn't quite a puppy but still not a dog. He was underfed, had to fight for his food and he growled while he was eating. He shied away every time someone seemed like they were going to raise a hand to him at all, even though we had never hit him and it was just for pats. He was alright with the kids, but he did kind of make me a little bit nervous. I am not for shock collars but he kept getting out of the yard and no fence will hold him. I got one that makes noise, vibrates and then shocks. I also have the control of it. He responded well to that, and he was so intelligent that he responds to the noise not even having to get shocked.
Wade was a great addition to our family, and even though he is a mutt (Husky/Great Pyreneese/Bernese Mountain Dog), and even though he digs and chews ike crazy, we love him dearly.