Hi im Archie!
I am a very handsome and very smart 1 year old mix/mutt. Aug 4 i turned 1. I am food/treat motivated and learn new things pretty quick. I have several hunting amd working breeds in my lineage/mix.
I am a pro at the basics, sit, stay, place, ect. I am still working on heel, my recall, and rollover, I know them but not a pro at them. I do struggle with being distracted when away from my familiar spaces.
Things I love: carrots, ice cubes, hiking, climbing, playing in water(not sure about swimming), chasing birds and lizards, playing tug. Ive hiked in Phoenix and Sedona, the snow in Sedona was my favorite but I love climbing the rocks in the desert too.
Things i hate: having my nails trimmed, broccoli, being bored, long car rides(i still get car sick sometimes), being handled too much, my muzzle. (I am muzzle trained, Ill wear it but I dont like it. I did wear it at the vet the last couple times I went since I dont really like to be messed with a lot especially by strangers. )
I live with four cats, we love to play, ( my bestie is a tortie named lucy) but I still need to have my humans with me when I play with the cats.
Overall I am a very sweet boy, but I do struggle with boundaries and I will regularly push limits and see what I can get away with. I am quite the headstrong pup, and will do great with someone that really knows how to help me stay in line. I get pretty excited/intense during playtime and Im not huge on being handled. Once Im done being messed with, Im done and I will let you know it. My trainer says I lack impulse control so my current humans are working with me on that.