Freddie is a friendly, sociable, but strong-willed boy who is looking for a very confident and experienced handler, and an outdoor kennel of his own, possibly in a working pack. This lad is a real busybody, a bit of a know-it-all, he has some firm ideas of his own as to his purpose in life, and without very careful leadership and guidance he could easily get himself into trouble!
Some sort of a ‘job’ for him to do is a must. Anything where he will be given the opportunity to exercise his mind as well as his body, as he is a very drivey dog and will not be happy just going for basic walks, no matter how long they are.
Freddie has already been passed around several times in his short life, he was nearly PTS at one point, and he came to us with extensive descriptions of snapping at his owners, resource guarding food and objects, and aggression towards other dogs. However once we got him under the wing of a really good trainer, it soon became clear that his issues were mostly due to inexperienced handling combined with a total lack of rules and boundaries, and after several weeks of behavioural re-adjustment combined with three structured pack walks and ongoing training every day, he is now a totally different character.
Despite his difficult start in life, Freddie is a happy, friendly lad who gets on well with new people and also with other dogs. He is socially confident, over-confident even, so he needs a strong firm handler who will keep him on the straight-and-narrow and not let him slip back into any rude or bolshy behaviour, which he *will* do if he is given half a chance. He attaches himself to new people very quickly, so prospective adopters will have to be aware of this and take measures to prevent over attachment (and potential resource guarding of themselves) developing.
Freddie would love to live in a pack with another dog or dogs, as long as they are well behaved and well balanced. He is clean in his kennel, and he gets on very well in a kennels environment. He is currently raw fed, which suits him very well. He travels quietly in a crate, even on long car journeys. He is a small-ish Vizsla (approx 24kg) but he is very fit and strong. He has no health issues, and he is neutered.
N.B. Freddie will NOT be placed into a pet home. Please do not offer a pet home, also please do not ask for this to be explained. Sorry, but we simply don’t have the time to respond to queries other than from potential adopters.
FREDDIE’S IDEAL LIFE
- Living with a working pack
- Calm, firm, confident handlers
- Clear consistent rules and boundaries
- No access to children
- Well balanced dogs as kennel-mates
- Nearby access to open spaces
- Lots of structured exercise
- Lots of ongoing training work
- A specific job (or jobs) for him to do
COULD YOU BE FREDDIE’S PERFECT NEW OWNER?
We would love to find Freddie a home in some sort of a working pack and with active, outdoorsy owners who are keen to continue his training. Interest from dog-sports enthusiasts would also be welcomed, and experience of high-drive working breed dogs is a must.
Extensive social skills training and behavioural assessment has been carried out, and we know that Freddie will thrive in a situation where he has very clear and consistent rules as to what is and isn’t allowed. Please think realistically about your dog handling skills before applying. We feel that for the right people, Freddie will actually be a relatively easy dog, but he is definitely not for novice owners. Full Welfare backup will be provided, along with ongoing trainer/behaviourist support. This boy has been passed around too much already and we really want his next move to be his final one.
If you are interested in Freddie, please email Welfare Officer Noanie Heffron, or text 07999 020 888 to arrange a telephone chat.
Freddie is currently in Scotland. He can be rehomed to anywhere in the UK, but prospective adopters will be asked to travel to meet him.