Reasons why we love this dog…
He loves people!
He's really active!
He's always up for a game!
I am a:
I would like:
Plenty of exercise please!
I would not like:
To be left alone all day
My favourite thing is:
Food and toys!
Bouncy and fun loving
Can live with children 10+
Would prefer to be the only dog
Not cat trainable
If you adopt Ricky (or any of our dogs), you will be entitled to receive FREE behavioural support from our qualified team of behaviourists for any issues you might need help with during his lifetime. Further information will be given when homing Ricky. Please note, this support is only available for dogs adopted from Forever Hounds Trust.
Say hello to Ricky, a young lurcher boy of around 2 years old. Ricky almost certainly has a fair amount of collie in his makeup – he is a very active and intelligent boy, who will need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation.
Ricky absolutely loves people – he thrives on fuss and attention. He should be able to live with older children, pending introductions (we feel he would be too boisterous for small children). He’s a playful boy who is always up for a game of fetch, zooming around a secure area off-lead, or a long walk! Ricky travels well in the car and generally walks nicely on-lead, though he can pull a bit when he’s excited. He enjoys walking in rural or suburban areas but finds busy traffic worrying, so wouldn’t like to live in an urban environment.
Ricky enjoys the company of other dogs and is generally very social when meeting them on walks, especially if the other dog is calm and appropriate. He does like to play with others but has a rough and vocal play-style, which can be too much for a lot of dogs (and he often doesn’t realise when his playmate isn’t having fun!). Ricky is very food motivated and will guard his food from other dogs in the home (he doesn’t guard food from people). For this reason, we would prefer to place him as the only dog in the home. We may consider homes with a resident dog, as long as safety measures were put in place to avoid any arguments over mealtimes and treats!
Ricky can sometimes struggle with a bit of over-excitement when he’s really keen to say hello to another dog. He doesn’t do this with most dogs, and it shouldn’t become an issue as long as his adopter is willing to do some very simple training with him out on walks. Since he loves food so much and is incredibly bright, teaching Ricky new things is easy!
Ricky had spent some time in foster prior to arriving in our care, so he is used to living inside a home. He should be able to get used to short periods of time alone, given a gradual build-up. Due to his age and energy levels, he would easily get bored if expected to spend a lot of time on his own. Ricky is a skilled jumper, so will need secure fencing of at least 6ft.
If you’re looking for an active companion for long walks and sofa snuggles, why not apply to adopt Ricky?
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