Coco arrived with us as a public hand. Her previous owners had moved house and unfortunately Coco never settled, then once her previous owners went back to work after lockdown Coco developed separation anxiety.
Since arriving with us Coco has not been coping to well in her kennel and showing signs of separation anxiety such as whining. She does like when a dog carer enters her kennel and likes to say hello.
Coco is looking for an owner who has previous experience with dogs with issues surrounding separation anxiety, as she has shown some fear aggressive behaviour if she is going to be put somewhere she doesn’t want to go or feel like she will be left, i.e. back to her kennel. When Coco visits the vets, she needs to be muzzled as she becomes incredibly distressed and will react through fear.
When Coco is out and about she is a fun loveable dog who loves nothing more than to get some fuss, play with her favourite toys and go on adventures to somewhere she can explore.
Although Coco is an older dog she is still very active and will need at least 1-2 hours of exercise a day including a run around a fully enclosed paddock or garden with at least 4 foot fencing where she can play with all her toys (her favourite being a ball) and release some energy. When walking Coco she will pull when first coming out however will start to walk nicely during the walk. She loves exploring new places and taking in all the surrounding fauna.
Coco does not seem to know any training commands but does have the mind capacity to learn some. She will benefit from someone who will work on her separation anxiety. Coco will also need to be taught a reliable recall before allowing her of lead in open areas.
When Coco first arrived she was very unsettled so did not want to eat, however now she is eating all her meals and is very well mannered when doing so. She also loves a tasty treat which will be a great way to build a bond with her as well as help motivate her to learn new skills.
When dog mixing Coco with another little dog we found out that she is okay walking pass them at a close range but prefers them to stay out of her personal space as she can snap at them when coming to close. For this reason Coco will be best suited to the only pet in the home.
Coco will need owners who are around majority of the time due to her becoming distressed when being left alone. She will also need to live in a home with a garden with at least 4 foot fencing. With the right people/ person Coco will make a great addition. With the right people she will make a fantastic companion.
The adoption fee for Coco is £140
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