Bud is a two-year-old Lurcher cross Collie who loves to keep busy. He's very bright and already knows some basic commands, as well as responding to a clicker and some behaviour management -including: paw, sit, down, focus and settle. However, he's always keen to learn more, so would love owners who are just as enthusiastic as he is to work on some positive, reward-based training. While he appears to be somewhat 'indifferent' with people he doesn't know, Bud comes into his true character after several meetings and lots of tasty treats! Once he knows you well, he'll be excitable in your presence and enjoy a gentle neck massage. He's a playful boy and LOVES his toys - in particular, he likes a soft teddy and will have lots of fun playing fetch and swap with you.
Bud will need to live in an adult-only home without any visiting children. Due to his sensitivities around loud noises, he'd best be suited to family who lead a quieter lifestyle and who live in a rural area. He'll need to be walked away from any busy roads and his new home should have easy access to quieter walking areas, where he can avoid bumping into other dogs. Bud will need to be the only pet at home. While he mostly walks well next to you on his lead, he does have the ability to be strong, and especially when seeing something that makes him uneasy (e.g. traffic or dogs). On-going focus work would be beneficial, as well as owners who are steady on their feet and who feel confident in managing his strength. Bud is housetrained, so a secure garden is essential for toileting and so that he can enjoy a good, off-lead burn from time to time.
Please note: Bud is currently undergoing a muzzle training program, which needs to be completed before he goes home. Our Training Team can let you know more about this and would be keen for you to participate in his training over on-going sessions at our centre. To apply to rehome Bud, please click on the 'Come and Meet Me' button below. Applications will close when we have found a suitable match.
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