AGE: 7 years
CHILDREN: Oscar would like an adult home.
OTHER DOGS: Oscar would love to be the only dog in your home.
CATS: His initial cat test suggests that he MAY be able to live with a dog savvy cat.
MORE INFORMATION: Oscar is a large Labrador. Slightly fluffier than your typical Labrador!
IDEAL HOME: a dog free adult only home would be ideal for Oscar. One with knowledge or experience of dogs with resource guarding tendencies would be a bonus, as he does love his toys and food !
FEEDING: he loves his food and at the kennels is fed a raw diet of natural instinct
HEALTH: he has been healthy during his stay at the kennels
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS : Oscar is a typical bouncey happy Lab type. He has known tendencies to resource guard food and toys. This resulted in his previous rescue not feeling that they could progress with him and no longer offering their support. We know, from experience that in a pet free home, with management it gets better. He has been great during his time with us, and often all they need is a pet and child free home and the guarding fades when the adults follow certain rules and the dog learns to trust that nobody want to eat his food and it is all for him. This is being worked with at the kennels but will need further work in a home and some control and management put into his new home to help him to succeed. He initially pulled a lot during walks and is now walking beautifully with only a few sessions under his belt. Showing us what a clever and willing boy he is with the right guidance and encouragement. We are really pleased with his progress and are very confident for his future.
This is our current assessment, the assessments are on-going as always, and although we temperament test our dogs in many situations, we can not know how they be when they arrive in your home, support is given as always be given by the trainer you are matched to.