Hi everyone, my name's Magnus. I'm a beautiful but VERY COMPLEX boy looking for EXPERIENCED NEW OWNERS who can help me channel my energy in a positive direction and guide me on my next adventure in life. I arrived at the centre as a stray so nothing is known about my background but it quickly became clear to my friends here that I've missed out on large amounts of socialisation. I am VERY WARY of new people, it takes me a long time to build up a relationship of trust with anyone new and my wariness does mean that I react to people that I see out and about by barking and lunging. I have VERY STRONG CHASE INSTINCTS - this includes traffic, birds, helicopters and anything that moves quickly - which I again react to by barking and lunging towards. I'm also a VERY STRONG boy, so it's really important my new owners have the knowledge and strength to be able to control me when out on walks, I can also be reactive to other dogs. Due to the numerous hurdles I have to overcome I will need to be rehomed locally so my friends here can spend lots of time with my new owners and be available for ongoing support once I am rehomed. I am looking for an ADULT ONLY home with no visiting children and a home in a RURAL location away from any busy roads, unfortunately I am very sound sensitive so even hearing traffic can trigger a reaction from me. I could possibly live with a well adjusted female dog of similar size that wouldn't mind a boisterous playmate. I am unable to live with cats, small furries or livestock. The team are working hard with me daily to desensitise me to traffic, strangers and other dogs/animals but it's very important my new owners understand that I need large amounts of patience, consistency and positive experiences with all of the above, unfortunately there is no quick fix for my problems and it could be months of training before progress is seen but I do have the potential to be a great dog in the right home and my friends here will tell you I'm a big softy once you get past all my barriers and definitely deserve my second chance.
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