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New England Border Collie Rescue - Helping Border Collies in Need

Bentley ~ ADOPTED




Bentley is a happy-go-lucky, sweet, confident pup who will thrive with a loving family environment. Like all puppies, he will benefit from attending a positive reinforcement based training class (which is a requirement of his adoption - more info below) and getting lots of socialization so he continues to be friendly and happy with people and other dogs. His mother is a border collie mix and his father is unknown. At nine weeks of age, he weighs in at 16 pounds. It appears he will have short hair.

He is very friendly and social with other dogs of all shapes and sizes. He has also met the resident kitties without issue. He *loves* playing with toys and his mother regular engages him in tug-of-war with them.

He is currently learning about house training and crate training, So far he has a perfect record with no accidents. He learned to use a litter pan when he was still with his litter mates. He has been 100% about going potty in the litter box when in his area. This can use this to your extreme advantage in terms of house training. By placing the pan with litter in it near the door of whatever room you and the puppy are in, you are ready to begin. The pan will now become a signal to you when the pup needs to go potty. When you see the puppy approach the pan to use it, ask them, "Oh, do you need to go outside?" and quickly take them outside - praise and reward for a successful potty outside.

Should you get distracted and not be paying attention, your puppy will go in the pan instead of on the floor! We have found that using this method, puppies quickly get the association and begin to go to the door to ask to go out. Also, using the litter pan in the puppies long term confinement area works well. House training comes very easy this way! Here is a helpful video that explains this as well: http://www.dogstardaily.com/videos/puppy-playroom-doggy-den

As part of your adoption, you are required to attend a positive reinforcement based training class at an approved training facility. We must approve the trainer you are going to work with in order for this requirement to be met. We are happy to help you locate trainers in your area who are going to qualify.

To maximize his health, Bentley was weaned onto and is currently eating a raw diet. He is thriving on this, and we would be happy to help his adopter continue him on this. However, he could also be transitioned to another food if need be. To learn more about feeding a raw diet, please visit: http://rawlearning.com/rawfaq.html

To learn more about when to expect when raising a puppy, please take advantage of the free download of Dr. Ian Dunbar's excellent book, *After Your Get Your Puppy*, which can be found here: http://www.dogstardaily.com/free-downloads

While a fenced yard is not required, preference may be given to homes who have access to a secure place to safely exercise their pup off-lead.

Bentley is up to date on age appropriate vaccinations and will be placed with a neuter contract and $300 deposit in addition to the regular adoption fee (refundable upon proof of neuter). He is being fostered in upstate NY near the border of Southern VT. Please contact Amy at nebcr.amy@gmail.com with any questions.

You must have an approved application on file to be considered for any adoptable dog.

Please submit your application BEFORE inquiring about a particular dog.


And don't forget to check out the NEBCR Foster Dog Blog for even more updates on the terrific dogs available for adoption!

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