TROOPER is a rough-coated border collie / Australian shepherd cross, weighing in at 55 pounds and standing about 26 inches at the shoulder. He is about a year old. Trooper is a well-balanced boy with brown inquisitive and curious eyes. He has a true black and white coat and freckles on his nose.
TROOPER is very energetic and curious. He loves to explore the yard on his own, and mostly stays within eyesight to his humans when outside. Trooper checks in with you about every two minutes. Trooper is playful, bouncy, and has a puppy attitude. He will run and play, then stop and look at you. If he hears no command, Trooper will continue to run and play on his own. In his foster home, he is never idle. Rather, he is always active and investigating his surroundings. His only down time is when he is relaxing in his extra-large crate.
TROOPER desires a family who will spend time with him and train him to his true potential. He learned very quickly to walk on leash, and his recall is 95% solid even with distractions. On recall, Trooper will jump or bound over any obstacle to get to you. Whether during training or play, Trooper is “full speed,” and there is no slow down or halfway. Trooper very quickly learned to chase the “Flirt Pole,” which is a great tool for exercising and playing with this big boy. In training, he is learning to sit and stay on command with positive reinforcement; however, Trooper’s attention span is still limited; as an adolescent pup, he still has the mind of puppy in a full-sized dog’s body. With time and consistent training, he will learn all his basic skills. His training sessions are short and several times a day with positive reinforcement and food treat reward. Trooper is very toy and food treat motivated. His mind is very open to new things but his attention on task is short. He can become over-stimulated and excited if training sessions are too long. Trooper will be a wonderful jogging or hiking partner. He is very comfortable off leash and stays close to you, sometimes too close as he wants to be in your hip pocket.
TROOPER has not had any accidents in the house or in his crate. When let outside, Trooper will relieve himself on command with positive reinforcement. Trooper has not been left to run free unsupervised in the foster home. Trooper is content in his crate for down time, to eat, and to sleep. Trooper even sleeps soundly and quietly in his crate through the night. He travels very well in a crate when riding in the car.
TROOPER is playful with his foster brother and has offered absolutely no aggression. He can be placed with a second dog in the house or in a single dog home. Trooper is extremely active. At this time in his training Trooper, should not be left alone or unattended in the yard. If left alone on his own, he may develop vices that later would be difficult to correct. He has shown very little interest in other dogs when on leash walks. He has shown some interest in squirrels and has not been exposed to cats. Trooper has not been exposed to babies, toddlers, or small children.
TROOPER is looking for an active forever family with dog training experience, who will include him in ALL their activities, and who will support and train him to become the very best dog he can be.
TROOPER is micro-
TROOPER is fostering in Loomis in Placer County, CA.
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