Pippin aka "Pip"
- Age 7 years old
- Sex Male
- Size Large
- Fixed Yes
- House Trained Yes
Pippin (lovingly known as “Pip”) is a 7 year old black lab mix (maybe mixed with Great Dane, but not confirmed). Pip is fully trained, super obedient, playful when appropriate, and lazy enough to be left alone in the house for a full work day with no accidents or misadventures.
Pip was trained as a service dog, though he didn’t make the cut because his play drive is higher than his work drive. This early training reaped many benefits in his behavior.
This good ole boy is obedient, eager to please, sweet, and just a good friend. Because of Pip’s training history, he has a plethora of tricks and commands. He’s loyal in and out of the home. He does great on leash (can pull a bit, but does great with verbal heel commands) and in the right environment THRIVES off leash. Re-call is really good!
Pip loves long walks, mountain adventures, sun bathing, swimming, and BALL. Fetch is the favorite past time of all! This boy is active and athletic, and has an incredible endurance as an exercise partner. Pip also can be a major lounge cat around the house, calm when needed and polite to house guests. He free roams the home, and never bothers anything that isn’t his. He has been crate trained, though it has been a while. This boy loves his freedom and has earned it!
We’ve never had an incidence of aggression with Pip. He prefers mature pet companions, young pet friends that don’t have manners bother him. Pip isn’t shy to kindly put his non-mannered pet friends in place. He loves to have a pet friend to run around with and adventure around the yard with. He’d do great with another well mannered pet companion in the home.
Pip doesn’t mind children. If they can throw a ball with him, best friends immediately! Otherwise, he’ll ignore kids entirely.
Pip can have mild anxiety that presents itself in squeaking. He is not destructive in any manner. Anxiety mostly presents when being left out of a social gathering.
Pip also likes to warn his housemates of guests arriving at the door – he cant help it! He wants to protect his people. But as soon as the guest is greeted, Pip is welcoming and sweet. He loves having visitors and greets them with manners (never jumps on them)!
Pip has a reputation amoung our friends as being exceptionally obedient. He gets a lot of “what a good boy!”. Because he IS a good boy! He’s the whole package.
Pip likes his routines, being active, and having people who dote on him.
Pip would make a great companion for an active, adventurous, attentive and young home! He has a lot of life in him, and is looking for his best life with his best people