ALFIE at a glance:
- Sex: Handsome Young Boy (Dog)
- Age: 14 Months Old
- Breed: Bull Lurcher
- No young children
- Needs to be an only dog
- NO CATS
- This gorgeous young boy is absolutely petrified in kennels 😦 He cries constantly and just does not know what is going on. Absolute sweetheart who loves human company, but has mild separation anxiety… Please don’t write him off. This is workable and he really is a super lad ❤
- Would benefit from socialisation and training
DO YOU THINK ALFIE COULD BE THE DOG FOR YOU?
PAUL DALY OF CANINE COACHING HAS ASSESSED HIM FOR US. HE’S TOO YOUNG TO BE WRITTEN OFF…
“Alfie shows a lot of insecurity which in turn gives him some behavioural challenges. When a dog experiences fear, trauma or separation from people, they can quickly change from being a confident, happy dog to an insecure and anxious.
Alfie is anxious which is dictating his fight when he meets dogs and some people. However, when we walked him at kennels he soon relaxed with me and was happy for me to walk with him.
When we headed back to the kennels another dog was out in the run, this was a challenge for Alfie. He became hyper alert and when walked passed he reacted in an aggressive manner.
Changing this type behaviour comes from consistent work, and building on Alfie’s confidence and looking at each behaviour in turn, with the main issue dog to dog reactions.
Alfie walks very nice on a standard slip lead however this can change as soon as he sees a dog. Using the figure eight can help with the control and moving him to the opposite side and just walking will help him relax. We managed this at kennels and saw Alfie go into more a curiosity state, just standing and watching the dog in the enclosure.
In my opinion Alfie is not aggressive he is anxious and insecure due to his past experiences. This can be changed and although he is a strong dog he can learn to walk past and even be with other dogs over time.”