Milo is a 4 year old Border Collie who is searching for a home with no children and where he can be the only dog. Milo needs lots of mental stimulation and outdoor space as he is very anxious. He needs someone who has lots of knowledge and experience in owning collies.
Wolfwood is very grateful to Lin from Happy Harvey’s Dog Coaching for donating her time and expertise in helping our dogs. Her useful updated report follows:-
“Milo is a typical Border Collie and has all the characteristics of this working breed. Milo loves nothing better than to play throw and fetch with “Mr Duck” the first thing he does when he meets you is invite you to play
Milo is walking well on the lead he now engages in sniffing and scent marking which redirects his attention from overly focusing up ahead. This is a relatively new behaviour for Milo so will need to be continually encouraged until it becomes the norm.
Although Milo walks with other dogs when being walked, he becomes overly focused on other dogs who are walking behind, up ahead or towards him, to the point of becoming over stimulated, it is then that he becomes reactive and has been known to snap at these times.
Therefore, now Milo has learnt to sniff and scent mark this will help so we can help him with this next stage of his training. I have recently discovered that Milo likes to run so I am in the process of seeing if this is a tool I can use to help redirect his attention with regards to other dogs. I am doing distance work with Milo at present as this will keep him under threshold, so he begins to feel less anxious and worried, we will slowly decrease the distance overtime at Milo’s pace.
Milo has proven to be a quick learner so if he’s true to form I have every confidence that he will improve. Border Collies are known for their high intelligence and ability to be quick to learn, Milo is no exception. I have every confidence that with a consistent approach and commitment to his training, whilst providing him with the physical and mental exercise that his breed needs he will make someone a wonderful companion.
I will provide a detailed coaching plan and the offer of my support to any one who is interested in offering Milo a forever home.”
If you are interested in adopting milo please call: 07931220094 for more information.