Currently in Foster but not available
Currently, we have Fire and Jack in Foster homes and they are being worked with so they can someday have a chance at a happy life.
As soon as we have pictures and information on Fire it will be added. Thank you for your patience as these poor souls try to find their way in the world.
Jack is available for adoption to the right home. Very specific criteria must be met and is noted below. Please read the entire post. There will be NO wavering on the listed criteria. He is NOT for the first time dog owner, nor anyone who doesn't have experience with herding breed dogs and behavior modification.
ALL inquiries must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This dog has been bounced around way too much and I’m going to be exceptionally careful and scrutinize any and all applications. This dog must go to his forever home. He will be 2 years old at the end of January, is approximately 45 pounds and 22+ inches at the withers. UTD on shots and is neutered
Jack needs to go to somebody that I know and who will keep in touch with me regarding any potential training issues that may develop. Until a suitable forever home is found, he will stay here with me; he is not in danger of being placed elsewhere.
Serious inquiries only! You MUST have experience with herding breed dogs and behavior modification. The following are must haves and there will be no exceptions: fenced in yard (minimum 4 feet high), no cats, no small dogs, no small animals or poultry, no children under the age of 15, must live in a house. The dog is not suited for apartment, condo or townhouse living. No dog parks. No running off leash in the woods. ￼Must have an active lifestyle. Cannot be left home alone for several hours at a time. Gets along well with both male and female dogs and would do best living with 1 or 2 other dogs, but no more. (ie: not a large group of dogs). He also will not do well with an overly dominant male dog.
Jack’s attributes: sweet, super smart, agile, athletic, healthy, neutered, up-to-date on shots, gets along with other dogs, desperately wants to be with his person, well behaved in the house, not destructive, he does not mark in the house, knows a ton of tricks, loves the clicker, food motivated. He is not noise sensitive/reactive. Doesn't care about thunder, fireworks, etc. Settles nicely in the house, loves Kong toys, frisbee and tennis balls. Rides well in a crate in the truck. ￼ Hikes well on leash.
Jack’s vices: barking when feels separation anxiety, reactivity to motion, pulls on leash, reactivity to other dogs he meets on leash. *ALL OF THESE THINGS WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON AND HAVE IMPROVED. THIS TRAINING MUST CONTINUE *
Must use positive reinforcement but also be firm and follow through with commands. Head halter and Martingale collar‘s are a must. He cannot run off leash. He cannot live with livestock closeby.
Perfect home: active active active! Must keep Jack engaged mentally and physically. Sports home: nosework, disc dog, Up Dog, tracking, casual agility or 1 ring trials. Cannot show in a multiple ring environment (at least not in the foreseeable future). Not recommended for herding, as his prey drive is too intense.
Already started in frisbee and agility. Will be introduced to tracking and barn hunt.
ALL INQUIRIES MUST BE SENT VIA EMAIL TO email@example.com