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Milk arrived in our care after he was found straying and picked up by a pound we work closely with. He is a very sweet boy that absolutely adores cuddles! Milk finds kennels very stressful and shows some signs of having separation anxiety. All he wants to do is cuddle you all day long and will get upset if you shut him away.
Milk would be happy to be in a home where his owners will be around for the majority of the day. He is a very busy boy and gets bored very easily when he does not have something to do. His new owners will have to make sure they keep him mentally and physically stimulated. Owners who have experience with working collies would be ideal for Milk as he needs a job and a purpose to keep his mind working.
Milk is quite the needy boy and even when out in his enclosed areas, he likes to glue himself to his handlers for lots of cuddles and attention. When he decides to go exploring, his recall can be a little hit and miss so new owners will need to do some recall training with him before allowing him off-lead on walks. Milk has been mixed with a few dogs and he has shown to completely ignore them and focuses more on the handler, even with more boistress dogs. Milk walks very well on the lead and walks nicely and calmly by your side.
At present, Milk seems to only know the command ‘sit’ but with positive reward based training he would love to learn more. This would be a great way for him to bond with his new owners. Milk will take treats from his handlers but he is a little unsure about it and prefers to be rewarded with lots of cuddles. While in kennels, he doesn’t always eat all of his food in one sitting and prefers to have some wet food mixed in with the dry. When he is done eating he likes to play with his bowl and chase it around the kennel when he gets bored. It may be a good idea for new owners to feed him with an activity toy to help keep his brain stimulated.
In a home with owners who have working collie experience, Milk will make a fantastic, loving addition to the family.
Can you offer this lovely boy a loving and permanent new home?