This lovely boy is 13 months old. He is currently in his second home and unfortunately is now looking for his 3rd and final home.
He is a boisterous and exuberant lad and will require ongoing training. We are looking for someone who has experience in training a teenage Lab and who is confident and assertive, but also kind and understanding and has the time to commit to bringing this boy on. There are a number of issues but most are typical behaviour displayed by dogs of this age. Area’s needing addressing are:
Barking: At the door, when people walk passed the house, certain noises within the house such as the hoover, activity in neighbouring gardens, Cats, neighbouring dogs barking and at some visitors to the home.
Will take shoes, cushions, socks, tea towels, oven gloves and anything he can reach from the kitchen work tops and will not willingly give them up. He will also attempt to climb on work tops and tables if anything is left there when there is no one in the room.
He is sociable with most dogs but if he meets one he’s not keen on, he will bark and growl.
Recall is hit and miss, especially if distracted.
Will chase Cats, birds and small furries.
Travelling in the car is a work in progress but is improving.
Will chew mail that comes through the door.
Can be nervous of men and may bark.
Can be anxious around bicycles
Can chew his bedding
Needs to be encouraged to settle down in the evenings
Now the positives:
He is very motivated by food which helps him engage in his training. He is bright and knows his basic commands.
He walks to heel with no distractions.
He is very affectionate and loves to be fussed.
He loves to play ball and retrieving games.
Most of the behaviours listed will be easy to recognise from anyone who has owned Labradors. This is a young dog who needs and wants to learn and enjoys treat based training. I am spelling out the behaviours that his existing owners are struggling with so that anyone who registers an interest in this boy knows what to expect. This boys next home MUST be his last and forever home. Please do not apply if any of the aforementioned behaviours are something you may not be able to deal with.
He is currently not neutered. It will be the responsibility of his new home to arrange to have this done when he has reached full maturity, around 18 months. This is a requirement of the adoption agreement.