Oscar is a 1 year old male Wire Haired Fox Terrier. Oscar came to us with no manners and not much experience of living in a home environment, however he soon settled in to it! Oscar is now housetrained and is learning new manners with the help of our resident pooch. Oscar walks well on a harness and lead but as yet is not so great with recall, we are working on this and his new family will need to continue working with him. He loves playing with his squeaky ball and this is the key to getting him to stay interested – that and food Oscar’s other big love!
Oscar enjoys eating and learning new things to gain treats, he learnt sit very quickly! He has shown no food aggression. Be warned he will steal food if you leave it lying around! One of Oscar’s favourite places is next to you, he loves being in the thick of it and adores cuddles and head scratches. He will seek out human contact and loves to give kisses. He also loves to sunbathe and can be quite often found on the kitchen step basking in the sunlight!
When we go out Oscar is very keen to meet other dogs, in his excitement he tends to bark and growl and this can be misinterpreted as aggression by other dog owners. We are working on this by modifying not only our behaviour but also by Oscar’s, slowly and with lots of treats and positive training methods this can and will be overcome. We believe Oscar to be around two years of age but he is still very puppy like in his behaviour. He is very curious and is like a sponge learning new things everyday, Oscar is an intelligent dog and will need someone willing to stimulate him by taking him to training classes.
He has not been destructive in the house or garden, he likes to play tug and attack the squeaky objects around him. We have left Oscar for up to 4 hours at a time and he has shown no signs of separation anxiety. He travels well in the car and if given the opportunity will happily pop his head out of the window to catch the breeze!
Oscar gets on well with our own dog and when on a long line happily plays with the other dogs we meet on the field, his favourite game is chase. In short Oscar is a great little dog, life with him will be very rewarding and whatever you put into him with regards to training and love you will get back ten fold. He’s a real gem. Oscar is neutered, fully vaccinated, has his passport and raring to go.