Temporarily Unavailable – PERKINS (5 years, 52 lbs) is a friendly boy who wants to be included in all his family’s activities. He loves being around people and immediately perks up when you walk into his area. He is hoping for one of two things…its meal time or he’ll hear the words “Let’s go outside.” He will rush to the door, tail wagging, just waiting for you to open it. The excitement doubles when you walk out that door with him. That way he can show off his “zoomies” skill, chase a ball or play with one of his dog buddies. His best bud right now is our little 10 week old baby girl Wren. They love to chase, wrestle and chew on the grass together. They also room together in a penned in area in our living room and really enjoy each other’s company. They have full access to our deck via the doggy door and use it so they can enjoy the indoors and the outdoors. Our dog savvy cats do not trust him, as he likes them way too much. For that reason he will need a cat-free environment.
PERKINS is strong and solidly built. He is all muscle. He travels well and does ok on a leash, but further training will be needed as he does pull. His recall is good and he does pretty well with sit. He is both food and praise motivated so training him should be a blast. We are working on “off” as he does jump up on people as a means to get attention and pets. Experience with high energy border collies or similar dogs will be of benefit. He LOVES to be petted but is a bit of a wiggle worm when trying to cuddle on the couch. The more exercise he gets the better. He will need ways to burn off that excess energy. “A tired border collie is a good border collie.” PERKINS also has an odd habit of wanting to walk in between his human’s legs, almost as if he was taught this is a good thing. He is careful not to knock you over when doing so.
All in All PERKINS has been an excellent house guest. He only potties outside, and is quiet throughout the night in his crate. Perkins would definitely benefit from having another dog in the house to match his energy, but if you are active and spend a lot of time with him he’d be fine as an only dog.
PERKINS is micro-
PERKINS is being fostered north of Corning in Tehama County, CA.
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