Cooper was found in the middle of the night in a ditch near a low income neighborhood. When his rescuer got out of the car, he immediately ran to her. He rode to his foster home in his rescuer's lap. Cooper is a people pleaser and all he wants is attention. He can't get enough. He would be a great dog for someone that wants an only dog and has time to spend with him.
Cooper does great in the house. He is a high energy dog outside, but bring him inside, and he's calm, somewhat lazy dog. He follows his foster mom room to room. He doesn't necessarily need to be petted all the time, he just wants to be near people. He doesn't jump on the furniture, or the counters for that matter. He's house trained and crate trained. He doesn't mind cats, as long as they don't mind him.
Cooper likes to pull when leash walked, but does great with a Gentle Leader head collar. He looks forward to his walks. He is a dominant dog that doesn't like confrontation. He can get along with other dogs, as long as they are submissive to him. He is not food aggressive, but is very food driven. He thinks every meal will be his last, and finishes every bowl as fast as he can. As soon as he's done, he's right by your side wanting to play.
Cooper knows how to sit, but would benefit from obedience training. Hey wouldn't we all. He's 38 pounds of muscle. He loves to run in the backyard and when he gets going, one of his ears flips back onto his head. You can always tell when he's had a good run if his ear is flipped back. He loves chew toys, but would rather have a human to play with. Cooper is a great 2 year old dog with a lot of personality!! He likes to ride in the car and does very well. He also doesn't have a typical hound bark.