Floyd is an anxious boy and has learnt to cope by spinning and chasing his tail in situations where he may be worried or excited. This must be managed in his new home and owners must be prepared to follow a training plan and work with him. He will need a home committed to his training and able to help him direct his anxiety onto something positive. He could live with older teenagers but will need to be the only dog in the home at this stage. Floyd is very active and loves to play ball as well as chasing after a tugger. He loves to learn and his focus is improving each day. Walks are very overstimulating for Floyd so different activities must be used to distract him from tail chasing such as a pointer stick or tennis ball. He hasn't had the best of starts in life so now really needs the security and stability of a home where he can grow into the loving, relaxed dog he can be.
As the owner you are responsible for providing everything your dog needs to keep them healthy and happy:
· Companionship - Dogs are very social and love spending time with people and sometimes other animals.
· Physical exercise - At least a couple walks a day.
· Mental Stimulation - Activity that keeps their mind busy / training.
· A healthy diet - Normally two feeds a day of the food type and quantity appropriate for the dog. Access to clean, fresh water.
· Veterinary care - When needed. Annual health check.
· Comfortable environment - Not too cold, hot, draughty or damp, where they can rest.
· Respect of their needs - Especially ensure children know how to behave around dogs to help them build a lasting friendship.
Each dog has specific needs, depending on its age, breed and type. For more info on caring for your dog please order our free pet care guide here: Pet Care Guide