Adoptable Dachshund Bentley is a very sweet, cuddly, loving, tender boy. He loves playing fetch with his toys and being held like a baby in your arms while sweet-talked, he is truly precious and one of a kind.
Adoptable Dachshund Bentley
Bentley has been known to growl and bark at other dogs and children during walks. It would be good to socialize him to be friendlier, although he did very well at a recent dog event with lots of dogs everywhere! Since the event, Bentley has been neutered and is still healing, this may very well (even most likely will) explain the recent behavior.
While good on a leash, Bentley must be redirected to walk to heel, or he tries to zigzag in front of you. He doesn’t pull and loves running through grass and wind. It’s obvious he’s enjoying the walks.
On his walks, he likes sniffing all the smells and the grass, when overheated he will try to find shade by going underneath cars where he can get burnt or tangled up easily if not careful.
He is house trained. Under supervision, he will not have accidents but needs to go out every 4-6 hours or so. He understands when you tell him it’s time to go out!
He is not a fan of his crate, but does well at night with comand “Bentley cage” or “get in your cage” – He will usually whimper/whine when he needs to go out for potty in middle of night usually just once. He may still have accidents in crate during day when left alone, but rarely at night during bedtime if taken out once to relieve himself. His foster parents are working on positive reinforcement around the crate, but overall he prefers to hang out with the humans on his doggie bed.
He tries jumping on and off the high bed, and could sustain a back injury so his foster parents are keeping him off the bed and couch. A ramp could be useful in keeping him safe if adopters wish for him to sleep with them and allow sitting on the couch.
Bentley is not food aggressive, likes to drink water after walks, and grazes on his food throughout day. He likes to play catch with his toys to burn off energy; knows “bring me your toy!” command and loves soft plush toys but, like most dachshunds, he must be supervised as he will destroy and eat the filling and strings.
He isn’t crazy about car rides but has some anxiety. Lots of sweet talk helps. Bentley barks at strangers including children and adults. Occasionally he barks at other members of the household if he forgets they are home in another room and becomes startled, although time enough to settle into a home should help.
Bentley is a very gentle and delicate boy, not into rough and tumble; he is slow to warm up to new people and environments but is so sweet and loving once he does. Bentley shows some signs of general anxiety in new situations.
Bentley has EXTREME separation anxiety and will follow you around constantly. He will cry if you go out of his sight into another room momentarily, and can not be left alone overnight in another room; crate must be by owners bed, he sleeps in crate and does ok if he is near you. His fosters are working on training him but as he adjusts again into a new home, it may require professional assistance.
Bentley does lots of whimpering yelping and barking when left home alone and he will not do well in a house with thin walls or someone who cannot exercise extreme patience in treating his separation anxiety.
Adoptable Dachshund Bentley would be a good dog for a single person or couple who works from home and can patiently help him work through this. He’s working on potty training and crate training. After adjusting from his recent neutering, it is likely he will settle into those good habits much easier. Bentley is very smart and clever! He shows he learns more and more with each passing day. He has a sweet disposition and is a delightful dog.
If you believe you could provide a safe and loving forever home for this dog, please fill out an application with the dogs’ name on it.
The adoption fee helps to cover costs, as each dog is fully vetted, and treated, as needed to prepare them to move forward in their new life. You pay no fee unless you are chosen to adopt.
*Be advised, we have a couple of volunteers processing hundreds of applications. We are unable to call everyone back as we do not have ANY employees. Our dedicated volunteers and foster parents will check references for the applications that appear to be a good match. At that time, if you are chosen, we will contact you to arrange a home visit.
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