Hi there, my name's Charlie and I'm a 4 year old Beagle X Collie. I'm looking for experienced new owners who can give me the guidance and mental stimulation I crave in my daily life.
As you can imagine, being the mix that I am means I'm a very high energy boy, so owners with an active lifestyle is a MUST! I've definitely got the collie brain and love to learn - it would really benefit me to have new owners that have lots of time to dedicate to me, and love doing lots of training with intelligent pooches like myself.
Unfortunately when I get bored, I will get up to mischief to entertain myself, this does result in lots of unwanted behaviours which include chasing traffic, barking at other dogs and pulling on the lead, so it's really important and essential that my new owners work with me, take me to classes, do agility, anything that will put my brain to work - I'm the happiest boy if I'm learning and it keeps those naughty behaviours at bay!
I'm so intelligent that I need to be kept on my paws, otherwise I'll keep you on yours. I am wary around new people, especially unfamiliar men, so my new owners will need to understand that it may take me time to build up a bond with them, and I will need to take my introductions to new people slowly so I don't become overwhelmed, luckily my friends here have taught me how to wear a muzzle, so I can continue having safe meet and greets with any new humans.
I definitely prefer being allowed to approach people in my own time, however, true to my Beagle roots, I love my food and tasty treats can help me make friends that little bit quicker.
Once I trust someone, I'm very loving and you'll have a friend for life, I just need to be given the time. I'd love a home in a RURAL area - somewhere I can have lots of walks in the countryside, I really love my walks, I also love playing with toys and think a ball game is great fun!
My friends have introduced me to numerous dogs of different shapes and sizes since I arrived at the centre, and have noticed I can be quite boisterous and lack doggy etiquette, so my new humans will need to continue working with me on my social skills and having polite meetings with other dogs when we're out and about.
The team don't want to rule out me living with a well-socialised female, if the right home came along, but this would be dependent on lots of satisfactory meets at the centre and in the home environment. I am unable to live with cats or small furrys! I will need an ADULT ONLY home.
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