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Picasso arrived at SDR due to his owners no longer being able to give him the attention he required. When Picasso first arrived, he was very shy and missed his owners. He spent a lot of time on his bed and not wanting to come out. Over time Picasso started growing in confidence and coming out his kennel, and eventually came to say hello to his dog carers. He does like a cuddle with his dog carers and his sweet personality is coming out a little more each day.
Picasso needs owners who have had previous dog experience to help his confidence grow further.
At Picassos health check the vet discovered that he has a very mild left luxating patella, the vets have said it nothing to be concerned about now, but it will need monitoring.
When Picasso meets new people for the first time, he is a little shy and will back away if people he does not know try to approach him. The best way for Picasso to meet new people is for them to come down to Picasso’s level and let him approach first. After a little time and patience Picasso will slowly come out of his shell and start showing his very gentle, sweet nature and will most likely come sit by you for a cuddle.
Picasso already has some training behind him and already knows 'sit' and 'paw' although it could be useful to teach him more to keep his mind occupied and build a new bond with his new family. Picasso will need owners willing to take him for 1-2 hours of walks a day, he walks well on lead and is happy to walk a few paces in front of you, he may pull if he really wants to get somewhere. He ignores traffic however did get a little frightened of a loud bang close by. Picasso will also benefit from off lead time to adventure; however, we suggest this is kept to an enclosed area until his recall is perfected.
Picasso can be left for 1-4hours however this will need to be built up slowly while adjusting to a new home.
When Picasso first arrived, he was a little off his food and did not eat. After a few days he started to settle in and began to eat, but he will graze throughout the day. Picasso likes treats but normally only takes them off people he knows, so once a bond is built with him this will be a great way to help teach him new tricks.
We have dog mixed with Picasso with a few different dogs here and he has always been calm and friendly meeting them however he does prefer dogs who have a similar temperament and are around his size. So, he could live with another small, calm canine companion following a successful dog mix. We have also cat tested Picasso and he didn’t take much interest in the cat at all after having a sniff, so he could also live with a cat, but introduction should still be slow.
Picasso will need to live in a home with a fully enclosed garden with at least a 5-foot fence. He would also cope better in a calmer environment with people who will be patient with him and give him time to bond.
Overall, Picasso is a calm sweet natured boy who will make a fantastic companion.
The adoption fee for Picasso is £200
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