Approx Age: < 1 year
Shug is a typical young Jack Russel who needs guidance and to learn some manners. He loves to play but can be very over the top with other dogs some of whom will not accept this behaviour. His original owner said he was great with children including a baby, however as he is an adolescent male who can get very easily frustrated and doesn't know the boundaries we would recommend a home without children. He has been house trained previously and keeps his kennel here clean. Like any dog in a new environment, he can have accidents so a refresher course in house training may be needed in his next home. Shug will chase cats and small furry animals. Shug requires further recall training and continued lead training as he is reactive when he sees other dogs. This can be overcome with consistent, "look at me" training where he is taught to focus his attention on his owner and rewarded for doing so. If we teach him an alternative to barking and reinforce this, he will learn what is an appropriate behaviour. Shug can be very affectionate but he is looking for an owner who has lots of time to invest in his training.
Shug was originally brought along to us for rehoming as he was not getting on with the older dog already in the home. He was adopted for a brief amount of time on two separate occasions but it was not quite the right match as his behaviour proved too much.
Shug requires a patient owner who understands the needs of an energetic, adolescent terrier. He is looking for guidance when out on walks as he is can become frustrated on lead. Shug needs a committed owner who can invest lots of one to one training and understands it take time and lots of patience! He requires a home without children or small animals
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