Hershey was rescued from a high kill shelter right when his time was up. Hershey's dad is a soldier who was deployed and had nowhere to keep him. This dog is full of love and submission! We're hoping to find a wonderful forever home for this pretty chocolate Terrier. Oh, and Hershey has appeared in the Cesar''s Way magazine as a Pet Rescue by Judy adoptable dog!
Leash Manners - Hershey gets very excited when he is taken out of his crate to go for a walk and pulls at first just out of sheer excitement; however, he really is great on the leash and doesn't pull once he settles, which only take a correction or two. He walks right with you and listens well. Sometimes will even sit right by you when you stop, or right on your foot!
Crate/House Training -
Socialization - People love him and he is calm and sweet when approached. Even amongst a group of people with small children he does very well and is very well behaved. He does very well at the dog park and is friendly with all dogs he meets, although he does seem to prefer to play with the smaller dogs than dogs his own size. He can play a bit rough though.
Energy Level and Exercise - He is relatively high energy and needs daily exercise. Once he has his exercise, though, he loves to just sit with you and relax.
Daily Structure and Schedule -
Obedience Training - He loves playing fetch with tennis balls. He is very responsive to verbal correction so he would do very well with any kind of training.
Personality Quirks - He loves finding a shady spot under a big Oak tree, laying in the grass, and smiling his big Hershey-smile. He also loves car rides and settles down as soon as he gets in the car with you. He sits down or lies down on the seat and smiles his giant Hershey smile - thrilled to be going anywhere in the car with you!
Ideal Home - Hershey would do well in a home with a strong, confident and consistent Pack Leader who can give Hershey the exercise, discipline and structure he needs.
The Terrier is a good-natured, amusing, extremely loyal and affectionate family pet, which is good with children and adults. Almost always obedient, it is always eager to please its master. It is an extremely courageous and intelligent guard dog that is very full of vitality. They are highly protective of their owners and the owner's property. It is usually very friendly, but has an uncanny ability to know when it needs to protect and when everything is okay. Excellent with children in the family, they have a high pain tolerance and will happily put up with rough child play. As with any breed, they should not be left alone with unfamiliar children. Used as all around working farm dogs, they were referred to as "the poor mans horse". They are strong and generally weigh between 40 and 70 lbs. They have a life expectancy of about 12 - 14 years.
More about Hershey the Terrier
Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Kids
Our dogs and cats love to sleep on Kuranda beds. We love them, too - sturdy and long lasting, they provide comfort to our pets for years! But we do not have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed or tower at discounted price, please click here!
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