Buddy

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Current Location: Grimsby

Adoption Fee: £150 – reduced

Age: 4 years

Gender: Male

Breed:  Collie cross

Size: Medium

Neutered: Yes

Good with kids? No

Good with other pets? Good with some dogs not cats.

More info:  Buddy has had a very tough life. He has had two failed adoptions since he was brought over from Romania at 4 months old. He is quite a complex boy and therefore needs a very specific home. He has been in kennels for over 6 months now and whilst he is doing well there we would like to see him in a proper home.

Buddy is very nervous in certain situations and meeting new people.  Once he trusts you he loves to snuggle. He is an energetic dog and even though he can be fussy about dogs he likes, hes at his happiest when he has a young playful dog he can chase around and play bitey face with!

Buddy is incredibly bright and picked up clicker training in no time at all. He is trick trained – he knows, sit, down, roll over, paw, high five, bow, jump, through, touch and anything else you fancy teaching him! He has done some agility previously which he enjoyed.

As he is such an intelligent dog as well as being nervous and insecure due to his history he has developed some behavioral issues. He can resource guard and has learned pushing his weight about means he get his own way! Buddy will NOT respond well to any aversive training methods, and so we are seeking a home that understands and practices positive, force free training methods, but also is a confident, experienced handler who will still give him boundaries and deal with his issues. Any home MUST agree to regular training with an approved behaviourist. He might make a good ‘project dog’ for a trainer, behaviourist or knowledgeable agility/ obedience trainer.

Buddy has been through too much in his life to put him through any more upheaval and so we are searching for very strict criteria. The home must be child free, preferably with another confident, playful dog for company. Adoption fee is negotiable, but adopter must be committed to a lifetime of managing and working with him. An experienced foster home would also be considered.