Shooter can jump over 4 feet from a standing position!
Your name: Erika Schrothe
Job title/department: Adjunct Instructor--English
What is your dog’s name? Shooter McGavin
How old is your dog? 5--ish
Pure breed or mixed mutt? Pitbull
What is your dog’s gender? Male
Describe your dog in three words: lovable goof, friendly
What is the thing your dog cannot live without? Treats and people
Can your dog do tricks? If so, what? Jump 4+ feet from a standing position. Also, good squirrel chaser
What is the best trick your dog has taught you? Patience
Do you have a nickname for your dog? Shoots, Shoots-magoots, shooter-bo booter, and Oh My God, Shut Up
Does your dog enjoy bath time? Absolutely not. But he resigns himself to get bathed
You know your dog is in a good mood when he/she does this: He's always in a good mood.
Your dog’s favorite spot to hangout is: Couch and bed
Favorite toy: Not a toy dog. He likes partially chewed rawhides and other chewy treats
One habit you would love to change: The barking
Does your dog prefer to play with people, or other dogs? Both
Does your dog like children? I don't know. Probably
If you could ask your dog one question and they’d be able to answer it, what would it be? What did you do when you were living on the mean streets of Easton? And how long were you alone for?
Can your dog read your emotions? No
Funniest moment you’ve had with your dog: A squirrel got into my bird feeder and Shooter was lying on the couch half asleep. I opened the back door and said (not yelled), Shooter, squirrel. And he ran like a bat out of hell and chased my squirrel away. I wasn't even aware he knew the term squirrel
What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your dog? Shooter forces me to go out and be social with people.
Additional Comments: He's a rescue dog, and named after Shooter McGavin from Happy Gilmore.