Meet Petey. He is a handsome blue merle with some tan on his legs and head.
Petey is just about five months old.
Petey is a rough and tumble, non-stop ball of energy until he crashes, sprawled out on the floor.
Then he is up and ready again.
He is so true to his breed in terms of smarts, energy, stubborn, wanting to please, loyalty.
We take him for walks in the woods and jaunts about the back yard property to encourage the potty training and he stays with us.
He does enjoy chasing the chickens and especially the peahens who can be so dramatic. He is getting better at his leave it command.
This boy needs lots of exercise and would not do well left alone for a full work day.
While he is good with children, he needs a home where there are not children and their friends that he will want to herd about.
Cattle dogs are not for everyone but I’m sure there is someone out there looking for a dog just like Petey!
Things you should know:
*he is not fond of a crate and barks, will chew stuff around his crate;
*he is not quite hourse trained but working on it;
*he can be needy and wants to be with her person or pack;
*he is of the herding breed meaning this is not the average family pet but a performance pet. Adopters need to be prepared to
do obedience classes, agility classes and more.
Cattle dogs are working dogs ~ they need jobs.
If not trained cattle dogs become nippers.
These dogs are smart, they think outside the box. This is not as fun as one would think UNELSS you want to be serious about
But if you are looking for a dog to leave home while you work and then do a jaunt about the block after work – this would not be
the dog for that lifestyle.
Please note that adopters will be expected to participate in a dog obedience class.
There are many reasons why taking your new puppy to a dog class is a good thing:
encourage bonding, increase pups self-esteem, learn new things or new ways of teaching those old things, meet new people who love dogs too, have resources to help solve those doggy behaviors we don’t want, and maybe, just maybe, get involved in the world of doggy sports because today, there is a multitude of doggy sports for everyone!
Here are a few: Rally obedience, agility, musical freestyle, lure coursing, barn hunt, hose work, conformation, herding. Your wallet may be lighter when you go out and compete but your life will be fuller!
Let us know if you need help finding a dog obedience class in your area.
Local dog obedience clubs are a good place to look!
Petey is available for adoption. If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment. Click here for adoption application
Medical: He is neutered, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots.
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.
Adoption fee: $250
Leash and Collar or Harness: a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine. Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge (thank goodness!).
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