Another Beauty – Lucky
Foster Mom Update……
Now Lucky has been with us a little while we have come to know him well. He has proved himself to be a very versatile dog that you can take just about any where. During his time with us he has attended several dog shows and training classes. He has visited Pubs and cafes where he lay down and snoozed, ignoring other dogs while we ate but was always happy to get a fuss from other customers both adults and children alike.
He travels well in the car and loves to visit new places. He has coped with several 8 mile walks without a problem but seems just as happy with his normal 1 hour most days. He loves to run and would prefer at least a short burst off lead every day to stretch his legs if possible and his recall is good. He is not bothered by traffic, loud noises or fireworks.
At home he snoozes nearly all of the time but is always ready for a playtime, fuss or walk if on offer. Despite his love of a fuss (he really wants to be a lap dog) he is not a clingy dog and feels no need to follow you around. He can be left crated or uncrated for up to 4 hours and does not chew or even destuff soft toys. He has decided now that he really likes treats, chews and activity toys but does not counter surf or try to steal food any more, although he is not above trying to raid the bin occasionally!
A lovely boy eager to please and just waiting for someone to see what a great companion he would make.
His foster Mom says…
Lucky is a gentle, friendly, happy lad. He seems to get on well with people, children and dogs of all sizes. He spends much of his time dozing when at home but every now and then he has a five minute burst of playing with toys and bouncing around the room like a very big puppy. He really likes toys but has not yet destroyed any. He likes soft beds (human double beds much preferred) and has to be physically lifted off the bed at night when he turns in to a dog with no legs. Once settled in his own bed he sleeps through the night and is not an early riser.
When out, he walks well on lead as long as he wears a well fitting harness. His recall needs work still, it’s not that he wants to run off, just come in his own time when finished sniffing! As yet I have seen no evidence of a strong prey drive. Lucky responds well to basic training and is keen to please but probably not the cleverest or motivated of dogs. He is not that food motivated, likes only the best in treats and can not see the point in working to get food out of activity toys!
Lucky is ok to be left either crated or uncrated but has not been left for more than a couple of hours so far. He rarely barks and does not respond to the door bell, so if you want a guard dog he is not the one for you! He has no food guarding issues and will happily share toys, chews, treats and food bowls! He does jump up occasionally, will attempt to investigate your dinner if you leave it unattended and although 99% clean does have the occasional lapse into scent marking, but overall he really is a brilliant dog who has had a rough life and deserves a soft forever sofa.