My name is Coco and I’m quite a handsome bichon guy. I’m very smart, cute, confident, playful and housebroken (and that is not a typo!) I’m an independent six year old guy who LOVES his walks, rides in the car and playing in the yard.
Unlike most of my “bichon brethren” I don’t need the company of other pups, do not have separation anxiety and am also not a cuddle bug. (I look like I would be and people generally want to pet me; though I’m adorable, I’m not needy.) That means I’m not a ‘Starbucks kind of pup’.
I am, however, a bit of a guard dog even though I only weigh 18 pounds. I like my home and yard and I love to show you how well I know my commands. As my ‘Aunties” say, I’m very, very smart!
Because I’m so smart (and because my previous owner was quite old and didn’t train me) I decided that I would be in charge! I’ve been told that’s not a good idea. I’m learning that I don’t need to be in charge and am working with a wonderful trainer who is showing me that there are “better behaviors.” I will need someone to continue that in my forever home. Please note that I do REALLY well with a daily routine and structure!
I have warm and expressive brown eyes that seek your attention (so you can take me places), love to run like the wind and believe that all toys and balls are there for my enjoyment. Riding in the car is fun for me! I also love long walks as I am excellent!
My Ideal Home:
- Someone home most of the time
- No other furkids are required–as I like to be the center of attention
- Someone willing to continue my training
- A consistent and loving environment but not where I’m expected to cuddle
- Experience with an independent and smart pup
- Previous experience with formal training
So if you are looking for an independent pup who would be a companion in his own unique way, loves to go for walks and rides and can entertain himself, then please ask for me.
Curious, Capable and Cerebral Coco