#418 Buddy, Male, Two Years Old

Buddy is a 2 1/2 year old male. He is on the small side, a sweet boy and VERY active. If you want a smart dog that likes to train, Buddy is your boy! He has this wonderful tail that curves over his back and he struts around showing it off. He has this quirky smile because his upper lip catches on his snaggle tooth when he looks at you. He is house broken, and has learned to use a doggy door to have access to the back yard. He does know a sit, and we are working on him taking treats more gently. He actually walks pretty well on a leash. It would be good for him to be in an obedience class, he is smart and is very food motivated and it will keep him busy. He has taken to clicker training and learns quickly and enthusiastically. He loves to chew, and will satisfy this with antlers and other appropriate items, he does like to play with balls, although he does not really fetch. He likes interactive toys. Squeaky toys are THE BEST! He gives wonderful kisses, and will share a couch or bed to be petted. He does this cute little dance when you scratch his butt!
Buddy came to us with a serious CCD of chasing shadows. He could not sit still and was looking for them all the time. His foster home has done a lot of work with him with the support of veterinary staff and other animal proffessionals. Buddy has come a long way! He now will settle and engage in other activities rather than looking for shadows to chase. He is a Border Collie that is VERY movement oriented and not all dogs get along well with him. Due to this he needs to be in an only dog home, and should not be with cats or small children. He likes to sit with his foster Mom and will play tug, or play with a ball or Kong. He knows his name, and now it can be used to break his compulsive pattern. He is on an herbal calming powder and a Pro line of veterinary calming chew. He will need to be on this regimen for the rest of his life. Buddy will need to be managed with an X-Pen or crate when he can’t be supervised, otherwise he can become frustrated, and can return to his CCD behaviors. It is best to make this an area where he won’t see shadows. He does well when confined and loves to have a food toy or two to occupy his mind. Buddy’s foster mom will continue to reinforce his behavior until he finds a forever home. She is willing to help his adoptive family if he stays in the DFW area, and if not, will find help wherever he lands.
Buddy has so much to give, and needs someone who will follow through. He would probably excell at obedience, rally, nosework. Interested in adoption? Please visit our Website to complete an Adoption Application.
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