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Truman Border Collie Mix Rockville, MD

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium

About

House-trained
Yes
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.
Prefers a home without
Cats.

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Meet Truman

Truman is a @4 mos old, 38 lbs suspected border collie mix. He is happy and smiley and loves to give and get hugs! He is energetic and needs some help with his leash manners. He likes squeaky toys, kids and other dogs.

This is what his foster says: "Truman
is initially shy, but warms up quickly. He is fun and playful, but not a spaz, he will settle down after he's gotten some minimal exercise (with the rain today, we literally only played ball for about five minutes, and he was happy to nap afterwards). His leash walking is going very well, we started out with him flattening himself like pancake when there was any pressure on the leash, but now with a little bit of coaxing, he will trot along nicely. He does tend to cross behind me though, but that is mostly because he still lacks some confidence. He has gotten along with all my dogs (2 opinionated JRTs, one opinionated Chi/JRT mix, and a dominant pointer/lab mix). That being said, he has tried to get them to play, and they are not ready yet. So, as many young dogs do, he has missed getting the message that the snapping/growling means back off lol! However, he is super responsive to voice, so one "AH, leave it" and he backs off. Shockingly (she says sarcastically), as a young dog, he does like to chew, but again, he responds well to voice, so a sharp "no" and a redirect to an appropriate chew toy so that he doesn't eat leashes, shoes, etc., works very well. Same with counter surfing. He definitely knows the word "no" now!! But is also learning sit, stay, wait, let's go, do your business, off, and leave it. He is crate trained, but will shred bedding if it's a fluffy type. He seems to do better with a crate mattress. His house training is coming along well. I keep taking him to the same spot until he does his business, crating him in between if he has not gone and he's definitely getting the message. I had him out at the barn and he did meet some of my lesson kids (ages between 7-11), and he was great with them. No problem whatsoever, he was calm, did not try to jump up, etc. With cats, he gets excited and barks if my cat sits in front of his crate and stares nonchalantly at him. But, if I let him out of his crate, he goes up to sniff the cat and nothing happens. That being said, not sure if he would chase the cat if my cat ran. My cats are used to dogs, and they just chill around them. Bottom line, he's a super easy dog and would make a great first dog (or second dog) for a family or moderately active adults."

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  • Border Collie
  • Young
  • Male