Oly is a 3 year old male Cross-Breed. Sweet Oly is in search of his forever home. He is mostly fine with everyone, a little nervous of children and visitors, he can bark and growl. But if you take it slowly, talking to him and bending down to his level so he can sniff your hand he responds well. Sometimes this has to be done a few times before he trusts you. He’s really happy for visitors to come into the garden and meet him.
Oly loves other dogs and will need to be homed with another dog/s in the home. I have 2 cats and he’s not bothered by them. Sometimes he just stands and looks at them. He has run after one but more in thinking the cat was playing when she was running he ran after her and just looked confused when she sat on top of fence looking at him!
I also have parrot and he’s mesmerised when he talks but is no threat at all to the bird even when he flies and lands on floor he just stands looking at him.
Oly is a bit scared of his harness, just needs practice, he loves his collar and lead and walks well on lead. He can be a bit protective over food with other dogs if he was there first but will happily join in when other dogs eating, I would supervise all eating until he knows he’s safe forever. I can pet him and take his bowl away while eating and he’s really good no reaction. He loves all food!
Oly can be a little frightened and growl and bark. Lots of reassurance works well. He definitely would benefit from another dog to teach him how to be a dog and play with toys (I have 5 and they all get on so well).
If Oly is showing any fear he does growl and bark but he’s starting to respond to clicker. He is a bit of a vocal dog when out in the garden but this is where I use clicker and reward him for stopping barking and coming when called. He is starting to play with toys now but is not great at sharing yet.
Oly needs a house with at least one other dog and preferably an adult only home but would be ok with older dog savvy children. He loves his walks and walks so well on his lead. He happily walks past everyone and dogs with no real reaction and is happy to let dogs sniff him and him have a sniff. Tell him to wait at pavements and he will stand beside you and wait before crossing.
Oly needs adopters who have patience and time to learn not to be so frightened and learn he’s safe. Oly needs to know he’s not the boss and he’s not scary. A firm hand anf boundaries set is needed but this is to help Oly gain confidence. He does love you to lie or sit on floor with him talking and playing with him and is rolling over for belly rubs. Currently fostered in Edinburgh.
** Please note he would need to be homed close to his current location due to lockdown **