Decker

Decker

I began working at Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP) a few years ago. One of the first dogs I met there was Decker. Decker was a 10 month old, very mixed breed, bundle of crazy energy.

Each dog at CAP is walked twice a day and no one really wanted to walk Decker any more. He would pull and grab at the leash. He would grab your arm or pant leg with his teeth. He tore many people’s clothes and left lots of scratches. I began to walk him bringing a toy with us on our walks. I would toss it and teach him to wait and then play tug. I enjoyed working with him and he was a quick learner. I read his information and found that he basically had grown up in the shelter.

Decker had been turned in to CAP at the age of 10 weeks and except for a couple of short stints in foster care he lived at the shelter until I came along.  I thought why not take him home and foster him. I would get him trained and then he would be more adoptable. This was where I made my mistake. I took him home and we began to work on his self control. Just for fun I started working with him in Flyball. He was hooked and I was too. Decker has become my 6th and fastest Flyball dog. We are still not sure of his breed although many have been suggested and he is still a little crazy.  One thing we do know for certain though is he loves it here and he loves Flyball and of course I love him.