Sunday, 07 January 2018 16:43
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My name is Bear - please adopt me

Bear is a 5 year old neutered male. Here is what our volunteer said after visiting.....

Bear barked only twice when the volunteers knocked at the door for the first time, when the door opened Bear was happy to meet strangers and showed no signs of aggression towards us, he calmly let us walk into the living area where he made himself known without fuss and very gently, he was not afraid to approach and be clapped in fact he almost insisted on being petted in the most gentle way, Bear was not afraid to lick your face and had to be pushed away on a couple of occasion but did not mind being handled by complete strangers or pushed away.

Bear lives with another dog a small Lahso Apso, but his owners say he is not good with dogs he meets outside and therefore we think Bear will need to be the only dog in the home

When told simple commands, sit, stay, lie down, go to bed, he carried them out at once with no fuss at all, he gladly took a treat stick in his bed and was more than happy to allow the owner to take away the treat again mid chew without a fuss, when walking around the volunteers he was calm and gentle only approaching now and then for a much loved clap and seemed to be really happy to sit and petted for as long as possible.

Bear has no issues with eating and again is not fussed who ever approaches within the household whilst eating to even remove the bowl without aggression.

He is a typical short haired black and tan with a large head and large body size he is 4 years of age and weighs approx 40kilos, he is fed twice daily.

Bear is in good condition and seems to be well looked after and loved by all in the house including children however, he is very protective towards the children when out walking always making sure they are in the line of sight.

When walking Bear he pulled on the lead slightly which was corrected quickly by the current owner and done what he was told without fuss, once off the lead he turned into playful Bear who would fetch anything you wish to throw, he does chase wildlife ie birds, squirrels, but recall is very good and drops any objects fetched at your feet.

It was explained that cats are a problem and will gladly chase after them if the chance arises blindly, if other dogs show an interest he will often chase after these also, but to the volunteer seems like this could be corrected with the right approach.

Bear is a lovely big boy who is well trained and follows commands even by the volunteer on occasions although whilst out walking was listening intently to current owner.

Bear has been having some issues at home as soon as the male owner leaves for work Bear becomes agitated in the house and pacing he starts to bark insistently at everything passing the window and does not listen to commands by owners partner. He has not shown aggression towards her but has become unmanageable when left in the house with her, Bear it seems has attached himself to the male of the household preferring his company and commands.

Bear is very protective of the house and does not allow anyone to pass the threshold without an invite by standing in there way, again he does not show any signs of aggression but literally places his body between the stranger and the property, this is quickly corrected when told to stop.

Bear seems to have a strong bond with his male owner, who has had to make the tough decision to re-home Bear due to a change in the family circumstances. Bear is looking for his forever home where he can be devoted to his new owner just as much. Will this be you?

My details

  • Gender: Male
  • Colour: Black and Tan
  • Coat: Short
  • Neutered/Spayed: Yes
  • Dogs: No
  • Cats: No
  • Children: Yes
  • Region: Fife
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