Ziggy is a 2-year old male Bichon Frise cross Collie boy who is being fostered in South Wales. Ziggy is a very loving little man who loves to cuddle on your lap for a tickle and a snooze. He loves a walk and has decided that treats are a real good thing. He is currently in foster in a home with 2 other fosters and 3 family dogs all of different breeds and sizes and he is settling within the pack well. Ziggy was initially nervous of foster dad but with a little patience he was soon sitting on his lap for tummy tickles. He has reacted in the same nervous way with other men he has met on walks or in the house but once he realises that there is no threat he calms down. When nervous he cries and barks a little and hides in his crate until he feels reassured. He has been wonderful with the 9-year old child in the house and is very calm and attached to him.
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Although Ziggy is settling within the pack and doesn’t show aggression to the other dogs, at this point in time he would rather be with his foster mum and just one of the other dogs. This is changing every day as he grows in confidence. He is very polite to dogs out on walks, sniff hello and a waggy tail. Not cat tested.
Ziggy spends a lot of his time in the safety of his crate with the door open but each day he is coming out more and more. He hasn’t had any accidents in the house at all, he loves a good rummage around the garden and a good bush to lay under. He has been left for 5 hours and has been fine – thanks to the doggy cam! He isn’t sure what to do with toys yet but this will come in time. He hasn’t been destructive at all, the only thing he mouths is his lead and his human slave’s hand when fuss comes to an end.
Ziggy travels well in the car after a short calm down period, progress is made with every car journey. Like most dogs he isn’t overjoyed going to the vets but says hello to the other dogs and is relatively calm. He will need further training while out on a lead but this does improve daily. He is still a little nervous when on walks with traffic and loud noises.
Ziggy needs time patience and lots of love, he is very clever and proving that with a calm firm loving hand he can and is learning quickly. He is good with children but don’t think he would do well with a lot of noise and commotion. So far he has been better with female dogs rather than male but that could all change now that he has been neutered. He will need a home/family that could continue with training and maybe a class for training and socialisation. He has a massive amount of love to give and desperately needs someone to love him back.
Ziggy is neutered, chipped, vaccinated and up to date with his flea and worming treatment. Potential adopters will be expected to travel to meet him in his foster home in Swansea, South Wales.