Hometown: New Jersey
May 14, 2012
Mowgli's DNA test says he is a Rottie-Lab mix. We adopted at 1yo July 2013 from the PG County Shelter. He's a bit hesitant around new people at first but he does love attention and will soon lean in. Just don't go right for a face moosh, he's not a fan with strangers. Other dogs can be a challenge for Mowgli on first meeting especially on leash. He MUST be introduced slowly and controlled. Before him was Ernie. Ernie was also a male Rottie mix that I got in 2008 when he was ~5yo. His DNA test said he was predominantly Rottweiler mixed with Labrador/Basset Hound/Toy Fox Terrier. I grew up with a Irish setter and at one time shared my life with 4 dogs (Dobie-mix, Leonberger-mix, Dobie, and a Swissy).
I'm mostly looking to spend time out in the woods off-leash, but at this time Mowgli is not ready for that much freedom.
A hike, BBQ and wine :) I like anywhere that I can bring my dog.
At this point Mowgli has responded very well to clicker training. He's finally stopped wanted to chase cars at all and we've tentatively let him off leash with good results. I still worry what will happen when a rabbit crosses his path :O. His leash reactiveness has been harder to tame unfortunately.
Hello. My name is Alex. Very nice to meet you :-) Let's see I grew up in NJ and have lived in OH, NV, NM, OH, and now VA. I've lived here since 2006.
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