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Introducing my Rescue Dog- Maverick
I'm not new to the forum, but I've never introduced our other dog Maverick and I'm sure you've noticed him in some of my pictures. He's not a golden, but I'm active on the forums with my dog Goose (who is a golden) and I love the community here so I really hope it's okay to post this!
Maverick is our rescue dog (Chocolate Lab x Doberman) who had a rough start to life. He grew up with an abusive male figure and spent most of his first 8 months locked in a crate, left alone for hours at a time, and being hit by the male. From what I was told the woman divorced the abusive male and decided to give Maverick up to a high kill shelter. Luckily- Maverick was snatched up by a rescue group and placed in a foster home. We adopted him in 2013 and since then he has lived a pampered life.
Maverick is currently 5 years old and due to his past he is a very nervous dog and has issues barking at men. For the longest time I've been afraid to take him to training because my worst fear is that he will react and bite someone (even though he has never done this). I recently earned a CGC title with our other dog and after seeing a reactive rescue dog in that class do a 360 in 6 weeks and pass the CGC- I decided it's time to face my fear and work on making Maverick a well rounded dog. It's not fair to him for me to avoid doing things just because he is more complex to work with.
My goal is for Maverick to ultimately pass the CGC, earn some trick dog titles (he's got the smarts of a doberman and could honestly probably earn TKN and TKI at this moment), and build his confidence enough to participate in Dock Dogs! Swimming is his favorite thing but he needs to be able to hold his composure around a crowd.
We've signed up for our first obedience class in April and I'm so excited/nervous. I plan to create a training thread for Maverick so that you can (hopefully) see his progress!
Goose Broderick THDN CGCA CGCU TKP (Golden Retriever)
Born 5/1/17 @GooseOfGold- Instagram Maverick Broderick TKP (Rescue Pup)
Last edited by mbrod12; 03-13-2018 at 01:32 PM.