Our boy TUCKER (aka Tuck) is a gorgeous 6 year old, 45 lb red and white Border Collie mix with a thick rough double coat. TUCK loves to be petted and loved. He will sit patiently while you pet the top of his head or stroke him under the chin. He will lick you while being petted and loves giving kisses. He does take a little time to warm to strangers. TUCKER is also learning the importance of keeping four feet on the floor so he would be at his best in a household with no small children.
TUCK gets along well with all of his foster mates but is not one to engage in play. He will be fine with other dogs but would fine as the only dog as long as he is getting lots of attention from his people. He enthusiastically chases the balls around the yard. He’ll go after whichever one is moving. TUCKER will pick it up and bring it back, but isn’t very good yet at giving it up or dropping it. He’ll run with it like it’s his pot of gold, then eventually leave it somewhere and come looking for you to throw another. TUCK is vocal. He will bark at the birds in the yard, the cats out front and the hose while I am watering the garden. He LOVES to chase the stream and quench his thirst via the hose!
TUCK is crate-trained and working diligently on his house training. He is showing great improvement and earning more free time as a result. Secure fencing and building a bond will be important as he did (early on) dig under our fence in one spot and squeezed under a gate another time. He stayed close and has shown no desire to leave since, instead returning to the back door to be let in after he has had his fun. We are still more comfortable accompanying him when he goes outside. TUCK LOVES that. He is highly food and praise motivated which should make training lots of fun.
TUCKER is micro-
TUCKER is being fostered north of Corning in Tehama County, CA.
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