Floyd is an endearing fellow who wants nothing more than to be loved and will do anything possible to please you. He hasn't had the best of starts in life resulting in a lot of anxiety and lack of understanding of other dogs. Floyd learnt to chase his tail (repetitive disorder) as a coping mechanism in times of high stress or stimulation. At kennels we had to set in place a training plan and methods of relaxation to help him. It has been a long journey but he has progressed massively and is a different dog to the lost, highly worried boy that first set foot in our kennels. He likes routine and a set structure to the day so would benefit from a home where owners will be with him for most of the day to help support him or can offer lots of time initially whilst he is settling in. He has since spent 6 weeks in foster where he proved to be a cuddle monster and super smart. He liked to be involved in everything and his tail chasing was largely reduced due to the reduction in stress levels. Floyd will need to be the only pet in the home and have owners committed to his socialisation around other dogs as he can fixate on them and become defensive if crowded. He is very smart and enjoys being taught new tricks and he also loves to play. He will need an adult only home or could live with teenagers if they were prepared to help with his training. Floyd is ready to start the next chapter of his life with people who are calm, loving and can help him reach his full potential.
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