Forever Home Wanted
I am looking for an active home for Bodhi , a home where he will receive lots of much needed mental and physical stimulation .
He definitely needs more work and training , he is high energy and a purpose in life would be good for him.
LOCATION - Oxfordshire OX39
NAME OF DOG Bodhi
BREED OF DOG Working Cocker
SEX OF DOG Male
COLOUR OF DOG Red and white
CURRENT WEIGHT approx 13.5 kg
AGE OR DOB OF DOG 29.03.22
DISTINGUISHING MARKINGS Dew claws on all feet, double dew on right hind
NEUTERED - not yet
DATE OF LAST WORM TREATMENT 01.09.23
DATE OF LAST FLEA/TICK TREATMENT 01.09.23
DATE OF 1ST VACCINATION 25.06.22
DATE OF 2ND VACCINATION 15.07.22
IS DOG CURRENTLY ON ANY MEDICATION? IF SO PLEASE GIVE DETAILS. no
HIP OR JOINT PROBLEMS? no
SKIN PROBLEMS? no
EAR INFECTIONS? no
EYE PROBLEMS? no
BLADDER PROBLEMS? no
HEART PROBLEMS? no
FOOD ALLERGIES? yes
ANY OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS AT ALL?
He recently had oral papillomas but they have already gone and didn't cause him any issues
IS THE DOG GOOD WITH PEOPLE? PLEASE GIVE DETAILS OF HOW INTERACTS WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, STRANGERS ETC. Yes, INTENSELY friendly, wants everyone to love him and is very vocal about it as well as jumping up, mouthing and licking.
HAS THE DOG BEEN IN CONTACT WITH CHILDREN? WHAT AGE? HOW DOES THE DOG INTERACT WITH CHILDREN? Yes he's been in contact with children of all ages and shows no aggression, quite the opposite he wants to play with them. However this involves chasing them, stealing their toys, knocking them over etc, so older children preferred .
COULD LIVE WITH CHILDREN?
ONLY OVER 12 if dog savvy
IS THE DOG AFRAID OF OR REACTIVE TO WOMEN? MEN? OTHER DOGS? OTHER ANIMALS?
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS? THUNDER/LOUD NOISES? ANYTHING ELSE? No, this dog is bomb proof, he is not scared of anything.
IS THE DOG GOOD WITH ALL OTHER DOGS? ONLY MALES? ONLY FEMALES? ONLY BIG DOGS/SMALL DOGS ETC? NO EXPERIENCE WITH OTHER DOGS? Is very excited by other dogs and generally reacts well and wants to play. Not keen on being surprised by another dogs presence especially in his own environment.
HOW DOES THE DOG NORMALLY INTERACT WITH OTHER DOGS? Gets very excited, jumps up, chases them, wrestles them to play !
HOW DOES THE DOG REACT TO CATS? OKAY WITH ALL CATS? NO CATS - cats are his nemesis
IS THE DOG RELIABLY HOUSETRAINED? Yes
CRATE TRAINED? Yes
IS THE DOG RELIABLE AT DOORS/GATES OR PRONE TO BOLTING? PLEASE GIVE DETAILS. No, he will bolt at the slightest gap of freedom
HOW IS THE DOG ON A LEAD?
Needs a lot more training. He is incredibly strong and will easily pull someone over. He has used a halti and is much better with that
RECALL: Recall is terrible, the call of the wild is more powerful than his human or his human's dog treats
DOES THE DOG HAVE SEPARATION ANXIETY?
Yes, but he has learnt to cope well once he knows his routine. If you change the routine however.......
IS THE DOG AGGRESSIVE WITH FOOD? TOYS? ANY KIND OF RESOURCE GUARDING? PLEASE GIVE DETAILS. No
HAS THE DOG EVER BITTEN ANYONE? IF SO PLEASE GIVE DETAILS OF WHAT HAPPENED— NO
IS THE DOG OBSESSED WITH BALLS? OTHER TOYS? Not obsessed but will steal teddys and toys that dont belong to him, also shoes
DOES THE DOG HAVE ANY BAD OR UNUSUAL HABITS? Steals food from humans if left unguarded. Steals cardboard or plastic if you dont get it in the recycling in time (e.g. plastic bottles, toilet rolls)
DOG'S FEEDING ROUTINE: HOW MANY TIMES A DAY IS HE FED? AT WHAT TIMES? HOW MUCH FOOD? CURRENT FOOD? FAVOURITE TREATS? Morning and evening, around 7am and 5pm. Current food is Harringtons Salmon and Potato - I've yet to find a treat that doesn't upset his stomach. He burys chewy treats (e.g tripe sticks, pigs ears)
WHERE DOES THE DOG SPEND THE DAY? Free indoors and with the run of the garden
WHERE DOES THE DOG SPEND THE NIGHT?
Mainly in with the humans, he rather you were on the edge of the bed and he does like to spoon, but i have had him in his crate and night with the door open and he will settle
WHERE DOES THE DOG SPEND TIME IF LEFT ALONE IN THE HOUSE?
Free indoors downstairs only, crate is left open and sometimes with the run of the garden if weather ok and not left for long
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S PREFERED BEDDING AND PLACE TO SLEEP. On the main bed in the house, sofa, back of sofa, prefers to be high up so he can see whats going on, but will go on a blanket in his bed. I've yet to see him use the bed I bought him as he prefers to use it as a play toy!
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S CURRENT EXERCISE ROUTINE: HOW OFTEN IS HE WALKED, AND FOR HOW LONG? WHAT EXERCISE DOES HE ENOY MOST? 30 minute walk morning and evening lead only due to my inability to control him. He would love to run all day and chase things, cattle, sheep, squirrels, rabbits, cats etc. If he can be trained he would be an excellent scent dog or gun dog.
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S ENERGY LEVELS
- SUPER DUPER HIGH
NEEDS A LOT OF EXERCISE/TRAINING/STIMULATION? YES
HOW IS THE DOG WITH GROOMING? DESCRIBE HOW HE COPES WITH BRUSHING, NAILS, BATHING ETC. He'd prefer not to be, but he is very tolerant - he did wee on my bed once after a bath though and if bathed at home will have a few mad minutes after being bathed.
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S BEST QUALITIES, THE THINGS THAT MAKE HIM SPECIAL. He's beautiful, incredibly loving (sometimes it feels like he wants to climb inside my body as he can't get close enough to me). He's friendly and great natured. I think his extra dew claws also make him that bit extra special and unusual! When he does finally calm down he is a great snuggler.
DESCRIBE THE DOG'S IDEAL HOME, WHAT KIND OF FAMILY WOULD HE SUIT, AND WHERE WOULD HE BE HAPPIEST. Probably with a single person or couple who want to devote all their time to him. Possibly with another dog that can tolerate his high energy and he can learn from and wear himself out with. Possibly someone that has experience of shoots and can train him to harness his instincts for what he was bred to do!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL US ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT YOUR FOSTER DOG THAT HASN'T BEEN COVERED ABOVE? Bodhi has been in foster with me and my son since Jan/Feb this year. I really love this dog, but he has challenged me so much with his energy and needs. I'm a dog savvy person with experience of many breeds. My four year old boy is also dog savvy and also loves the dog, but neither of us can cope with his levels of energy and destruction.
I want him to have the best life and at the moment I can't give him what he needs.