Reference: 19.159 Approx Age: 1 year, 6 months
Dash is a young, energetic collie who loves affection. He is friendly meeting strangers but is very strong on lead. Dash is looking for an owner who can provide him with on going guidance. He has not met cats and can be reactive to dogs especially on lead. Dash has a high herding instinct and is very reactive to cars and bicycles. As he becomes very frustrated when cars go past, as responds by lunging and snapping, we recommend muzzle training him to avoid a redirection bite. (We only recommend basket muzzles as opposed to material muzzles which do not allow the dog pant). Dash is very affectionate and friendly meeting strangers. He is fearful of hoovers and has had little experience of travelling in the car. We are told Dash was fine on the journey to the centre. He has lived with an 11 year old and a 13 year old who he was fine with. Dash is a clever boy who with the right stimulation, will blossom.
Dash's owner was sadly terminally ill and family members could not keep him.
Dash requires an owner who can commit to continuing his training. As he is very reactive to moving vehicles, he is not suitable for living near a busy road. Altought he is friendly towards children, we don't recommend he is walked with children as he has redirected when cars go past. We feel Dash would suit a rural home, with a collie experienced owner who can provide him with ongoing guidance using positive reinforcement. Muzzle training will provide his owner with safety until he has progressed with his training near traffic.