Foster Update: Ryder, 5 yr old Yorkie Schnauzer Mix

This post is part of the series Ryder

Other posts in this series:

  1. Newest Foster: Ryder, 5 yr old Yorkie Schnauzer Mix
  2. Foster Update: Ryder, 5 yr old Yorkie Schnauzer Mix (Current)
  3. Foster Update: Ryder, Yorkie Schnauzer Mix, Adopted!

Ryder Boy is still hanging out with us, still waiting on a forever family of his own!

Foster Update, Ryder
Foster Update, Ryder
5 yr old Yorkie Schnauzer Mix

Although he may now weigh in closer to 10 lbs than 8 lbs. We do know how to fatten them up. He’s still his sweet little self, most of the time.

But he’s taken to challenging our big boys, Jackyl and Chewy Lewis, more often.  So for the most part, we manage his little outbursts, like we do with our big boys.  We avoid the things we know will trigger them.  He gets picked up and held while we let the others outside.  He gets picked up and held when they’re ready to come back in, or when someone else is at the door.

For this reason, he’s now looking for a forever home that has no other male dogs in it.  Or the male dogs must be very adaptable, and submissive.

He’s an amazingly sweet little boy

Sleepy Ryder 5 yr old Yorkie Schnauzer Mix
Sleepy Ryder
5 yr old Yorkie Schnauzer Mix

He spends a lot of his relax time on my lap while I work.  It’s easier to concentrate on things when I know where he is.  Not that he’s destructive or anything.  He’s not, he doesn’t even use a crate anymore.  We stole it to house the newest litter of puppies in residence.  He sleeps in Sister’s bed with her and Cami.  And that’s where he hangs out when they’re home alone, too.  And he’s never destroyed anything, not even her stuffed animals that also reside on the bed.  Although, he does have one in his mouth often when we get home.  They suffer no damage, beyond a little dog slobber.

He’s great with puppies and smaller dogs, of all genders.  He’s played with Mama Lucky’s babies and Timo and Spoticus, without any problems at all. He’s still Cami’s boyfriend too.  They are constantly cuddled up together.  But he’s branching out and even getting Meaty to play with him. She doesn’t play often, due to her age, and the fact that she’s not a big fan of other dogs for the most part.

Ryder also listens well.  He knows Sit, Stay, Wait, and has wonderful Recall (95% of the time).

He’s also learned to go outside, on the dog run, without a human with him.  This was one of the complaints against him from his former owner.  He does prefer that there be other dogs out, but he’s happy to stay out, running up and down the hill, even after they come back in.  He really loves to be outside, and does wonderful on a leash.

No Problems in Public – not even with other males

Ryder 5 yr old Yorkie Schnauzer Mix
Ryder
5 yr old Yorkie Schnauzer Mix

Ryder is also a great take along dog.  He goes with me whenever I’m going somewhere dog friendly.  He doesn’t bother other male dogs when he’s on his leash in public.  This behavior is reserved for those dogs that he actually lives with.  So if you’re thinking about adopting him, and worried about friends or family bringing their male dogs over – it wouldn’t be a problem.  Unless they were staying for weeks.

All in all, Ryder is a great little boy.  In the right home, you wouldn’t have any problems with him.

This post is part of the series Ryder

Other posts in this series:

  1. Newest Foster: Ryder, 5 yr old Yorkie Schnauzer Mix
  2. Foster Update: Ryder, 5 yr old Yorkie Schnauzer Mix (Current)
  3. Foster Update: Ryder, Yorkie Schnauzer Mix, Adopted!

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