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Sunday, 20 August 2017 17:22

My name is Zayne - please adopt me

Zayne has recently arrived in our kennels and will be further assessed before he is rehomed

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Zayne is a big 2 year old affectionate male, he has lots of energy to work off and has some bad habits to break in his new home.

When the volunteer arrived at the house, Zayne was in the window barking, on entering the house he was at the door but held back as he will bark as close as possible to strangers entering the house, he continued to bark until I was seated, having no eye contact and dropped some treats on the floor, this took a good 5 minutes for him to stop barking, once he calmed down he was allowed to be free in the room to come up and sniff and take some treats, after a further 5-10 minutes I was part of the household and could stroke him, ask him to sit and give
a paw and took the treats gently from my fingers. He turned into a big softie!

Zayne hasn't been to training classes but does know sit, down and give a paw. He has no recall, pulls on the lead but will respond to being corrected. He lacks social skills with people walking towards him when on walks, he normally barks at all people/children but on the walk with the volunteer it was a young male he barked at in a hoodie standing in a garden. No signs of this being aggression more noise and no action but if allowed to carry on this way it may well escalate further.

For Zayne's new home it will be a must to take him to classes and get him socialised with people. He will need to learn in his new home not to bark at people going past through the window or garden.

He is housetrained and loves his food. He will chew when left alone and will bark as people walk past the house.

Dogs - He is good with other dogs he used to live with a Lhasa Apso and whilst out walking we saw two dogs a staffy and Jack Russell and he carried on walking.

Cats - No

People - Needs to be worked on will bark

Children - Would advise older children (14 upwards) due to his size, he is boisterous and his barking will be scary for younger children.

Travelling - He has only been short distances in the car.

Zayne is being rehomed as the family feel he isn't getting the attention or exercise he needs and unfortunately they have had family past away and the household is stressful and Zayne is picking up on this and reacting more with his barking.

He is a lovable boy with lots of fun to be had just needs to be worked in classes, walked to take some energy out of him and some boundaries set - Can you give him that home?

My details

  • Urgent: I'M IN KENNELS
  • Gender: Male
  • Colour: Black and Tan
  • Coat: Semi
  • Neutered/Spayed: No
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Cats: No
  • Children: Yes
  • Region: Midlothian