Franklin is a 7 month old Rottweiler that came into our care after being found as a stray. He has been in the care of RHSPCA since mid-February and has been working on appropriate dog-human interactions, body handling, and basic manners. Initially, Franklin resorted to excessive mouthing, grabbing, and defensive behaviors when he was overwhelmed or unsure. During his time with us, Franklin has learned more appropriate outlets for his behavior, and has started to enjoy being petted and handled.

Franklin’s ideal home will use positive training methods and be interested in continuing his training. He’s a very smart boy who has already learned sit, down, stand, and paw. He has also been working on leave it and muzzle training. He’s a dog that thrives on a relationship approach to training, and tends to be a very willing participant when this method is used. If force is used, he can become defensive. He has shown signs of resource guarding while in our care, however he gently takes treats and enjoys playing tug with rope toys. His handling sensitivity has improved greatly, but using a muzzle in situations where he may feel overwhelmed (like at the vet) would be recommended.

Franklin is looking for a home without children and without a lot of visitors. He may be able to live with other dogs with close management. He would do best in a calm, predictable household.

Franklin requires special counseling due to his behavioral needs. If you are interested in Franklin submit an adoption application and complete the form below. A member of our staff will review your information and contact you regarding next steps.