Exciting times at the shelter, 26 new dogs from California, lots of visitors and a barking competition in full swing. Despite lots of volunteers on hand, Wellington had not yet made it out for a walk. Since he is one of the California dogs from an over crowded shelter nearly nothing is known of his past, just that he is about a year old and mostly Otterhound. As you can see he is also extremely cute.
Wellington was very easy to harness, the promise of a treat goes a long way with him. He loved his walk and is reasonably good on the leash. On our return we made use of the vacant exercise yard to check on some obedience drills. Wellington was very good when close to me and in visual contact (video) but did not connect when I called him from a distant corner. At the time I assumed that he did not know his "very new" name; but hindsight, I'm going to ask the staff if they think he may have a hearing problem. He is very responsive, affectionate and treat motivated, I'm puzzled why he is not better at "come". He is such a cute little guy let's hope he finds a better life here in Oregon.