Rocky is an 8 month old male Cross-Breed. He is a nervous young pup that will need an experienced dog owner who is prepared to take the time to train him and be patient. He can be reactive when out walking towards people and other dogs due to his nerves.
Unfortunately due to lockdown socialising with other dogs outside has been restricted and he is still on lead, not learnt recall to be allowed off lead yet. Rocky isn’t aggressive when out on walks – believed to have lived with other dogs in Romania with his rescuer.
Rocky is used to harness and lead walking, he is very good at putting them on and knows that the harness and lead is a positive and means he’s going on a walk. He needed treats initially to build up trust when putting harness on. Slight pulling on walks but generally walks well on lead – used to a slip lead and short lead on harness, beginning recall on longer leads.
Special dietary requirement is Salmon oil to help fur growth (not a necessity but we were advised by rescuer and it seems to be helping).
Rocky was rescued with a broken front right leg, and little hair – leg is fully healed and no surgery was necessary – hair is nearly all grown back but thinner on his inside of legs, it has grown quite a bit whilst he has been with us (we give him salmon oil on his food to help the growth).
Rocky has the usual puppy nipping during playtime, and has reacted a couple of times to current female carer when taking a toy, reaction appeared slightly aggressive but there was no harm done.
Rocky is lovely boy and can be very affectionate. Rocky suffers from separation anxiety so will need someone to be around for most of the day. He is very playful and loves to do his zoomies so could potentially benefit from living with another dog, and this may also help with his separation anxiety.
Rocky also needs lots of things to chew on hand, so plenty of bones and puzzle games to keep him occupied. He knows basic training but might need to go back to basics in a new home and does need to have some boundaries laid out. After his long journey, Rocky became very scared of his crate therefore he is not crate trained so he’ll need to be with someone that doesn’t mind that.
Rocky will benefit from an active home that has the time to mentally and physically meet his energy needs.
Currently in foster in Norfolk. Please note that at the moment we are only adopting locally due to travel restrictions.