Charlie is a 13 month old male Labrador. He is an amazing youngster, incredibly friendly and affectionate. He has had a pretty good start in life amid covid lockdown restrivtions, and has been well cared for. We were told he was too boisterous for the grandchildren, who he adored, but their excited squealing excited him and his family felt unable to calm down.
In reality he is a victim of covid 19. The problem is clearly that he didn’t get to meet the grandchildren often enough, until the first lockdown ended and was around 6 months old, and was limited in interaction s with others outside the family when out, with some actively withdrawing away from close contact with his walker, this has resulted in Charlie being uncertain when meeting some people when out on a lead, dealing not knowing if they will act suspiciously and back away fearful of close contact with his human (or indeed himself ), this has resulted in anxiety and conflict, and he may jump and bark quite ferociously in his eyes to ensure they don’t approach.
This is again likely due to the isolation this year’s puppies were faced with this year, add his walkers high anxiety levels, plus fears about catching the virus, and a lack of appropriate social I nteractions, and will need working on, he is ready showing great improvement. He is basically very well trained, and just needs a little polish in wider situations. and to practice appropriate behaviours in the social situations he has been deprived of, and how to apply some brakes around small children, so no babies toddlers, or children too young to understand how their behaviour can excite him.
Charlie is a country boy, so we are looking for a rural, or village home, he had never lived in a city or large town, and we feel it would inappropriate to expect him to cope with the sheer volume of humans he would meet in a busy urban environment. He loves other dogs, been good with our other dogs, large and small, male, female, young or old, and is not particularly interested in the cats, though they are not in the least bit bothered by him and completely ignore him. No doubt if a cat ran he would chase, though his interest would be in fun not predation.
Charlie is house trained, walks pretty well on a lead, and has a pretty good recall. He is living it up at the Sanctuary with his temporary family, until he finds that elusive forever home. Charlie will need to be castrated at 18 months old, this is the optimum time to allow him to develop and mature first. This will be his adopters responsibility.
Potential Adopters will need to be able to travel Kidwelly. If you would like to welcome Charlie into your family, and are prepared to work with him to fill the gaps in his education, contact us by email.
You will need to complete an application form and have a homecheck prior to adoption.