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Reuben is a calm and friendly boy who came into the rescue as a stray from the local pound that we work closely with. He has settled well in into the kennels and is always happy to see his carers especially if they have food.
Reuben is looking for new owners who have previously owned dogs before or who currently own a dog.
Reuben currently does not have any basic training and does not know any commands such as 'sit' or 'paw', therefore he will need owners who will have the time to teach him some basic training and also recall training as this is currently non-existent. Reuben will benefit from positive reward based training utilising a high value reward as this will create a solid bond between new owners and Reuben.
When we have let Reuben off lead in our enclosed areas he enjoys exploring and wandering around sniffing as he goes. He will also gaze off into the distance and does not respond when his name is called which would indicate that recall training is needed. He will occasionally play with tennis balls but quickly loses interest but with the right positive encouragement we feel that he will soon begin to enjoy playing with his toys.
When we have mixed Reuben with various dogs we found that he is happy to say hello and briefly interact but after a short while he will wander off and carry on his adventure. He is very good if the other dog does not want to play and will often not pressure them into playing and will keep his distance.
We did find that he can get nervous and unsure if there is a more dominant and vocal dog around that is being persistent with him regarding play, he will do his best to avoid them which is why we recommend to build his confidence that he has as many positive experiences with calm and friendly dogs that are not too fussed with play.
If Reuben is to live with another dog it would be better for him if it was a calm and friendly dog that is not so keen on playing all the time.
In the right home where owners have the time to teach Reuben basic training, recall training and build his confidence around other dogs he will make a lovely calm and friendly addition to the family.
The adoption fee for Rueben is £200
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