Please note our usual rehoming procedures have been impacted at present due to restrictions and we are only currently considering applicants based in the South East. Docker is a small/medium height, quite chunky (16kg). No previous history. Nervous dog generally and worried by strangers, will growl, bark and lunge, especially worried by men. Worried by the world in general and appears to have not had support to know how to deal with new experiences and people. Quickly becomes anxious. Will need patience and time over the long term to learn to cope. Consider he is just a youngster and will need an active home able to cope with his energy once his confidence has grown, there is a lively cheeky character waiting to shine with the right support being continued over long term. Adult only home, quieter environment and areas to exercise, will need home with own garden to feel safe exploring. Keeps kennel clean, unknown behaviour travelling. HIGH prey drive, cannot live with cats. Unknown how behaves when left alone however has shown signs he over bonds with people he trusts and displays anxious behaviours when apart so may suffer separation anxiety. Can be reactive to some dogs and may lack social communication skills so this will need support, currently receiving further training. Potential adopters will need to live close enough to the centre to make several visits to allow him to feel confident around them and be willing to take guidance on supporting his development and training.
As the owner you are responsible for providing everything your dog needs to keep them healthy and happy:
· Companionship - Dogs are very social and love spending time with people and sometimes other animals.
· Physical exercise - At least a couple walks a day.
· Mental Stimulation - Activity that keeps their mind busy / training.
· A healthy diet - Normally two feeds a day of the food type and quantity appropriate for the dog. Access to clean, fresh water.
· Veterinary care - When needed. Annual health check.
· Comfortable environment - Not too cold, hot, draughty or damp, where they can rest.
· Respect of their needs - Especially ensure children know how to behave around dogs to help them build a lasting friendship.
Each dog has specific needs, depending on its age, breed and type. For more info on caring for your dog please order our free pet care guide here: Pet Care Guide