Baxter is a neutered male Border Collie aged 12 months old, as of Janary 2014. He is good with other dogs but not with cats. He will only be re-homed with families with teenagers and upwards as he has some typical Collie traits and would not be happy living with younger children. He came into rescue kennels as there was a change in the owner’s working hours and they could not give him the time he needed. Baxter is still a little nervous since coming into kennels but we are working with him to reduce his anxiety. He has lots of good training already in place; he does a nice sit, stay and knows ‘come’ and ‘leave’. He is used to being walked on a head collar, we have had him on a slip lead and found he is not too much of a puller. He enjoys playing ball and with toys. Baxter is fully housetrained and will ask to be let out in the garden. He does not enjoy being left alone for too long but is much better if he is given a bone to chew on; he needs to be introduced gradually to being left in his new home. He travels well.
As Baxter is a young Border Collie he will need an active and busy home with plenty of stimulation and exercise or he will become bored, unhappy and destructive. He would be an ideal candidate for obedience or agility work. Please do not enquire after Baxter if you only intend walking him for a couple of short walks a day. He needs an active home with people around most of the time. Do not enquire if you are out of the house most of the day. Please phone or visit the kennels at your earliest convenience as Baxter will be extremely popular!