Scout is an athletic, friendly, lover-boy! A 7 month old
male border collie (possibly mixed with terrier), Scout
would make an AWESOME sports prospect, possibly for agility,
flyball or obedience. He is keen and eager to work for food,
very fast, compact and springy! Scout actually smiles!
currently lives with 3 border collies. He wrestles and plays
herding games with them inside and outside. When other dogs
get too rambunctious or are barking, Scout tends to step
in and try to cool things down. He reportedly was OK with
the cat he lived with in his previous home. He hasn't shown
much interest in playing with toys, but is learning to play
tug and loves to chase the other dogs. He also loves chewies!
With his people, he is a total love! He wags himself in
half when he sees you and gives kisses. He loves to be in
your lap, give kisses and to be scratched and petted. With
new people, Scout is shy at first. He also barks when someone
comes to the door. But he quickly warms up to everyone he
Scout is housetrained and crate trained. He is learning
to love his crate, and sometimes barks a bit to let you
know he'd rather be out with his people. He sleeps through
the night in his crate but would rather be in bed with you.
He is a pretty mellow pup; if there isn't a dog around to
play with he will just lie on the couch or near wherever
you're working. He rides well in the car, either crated
or with a seatbelt. Scout is OK with being brushed and did
well at the vet. Scout still needs socialization so he learns
that it's really fun to visit new people and places.
Yes, he's just about perfect! Scout was relinquished for
no fault of his own; someone in his home was allergic to
him. Scout's ideal home would have a fenced yard, people
to engage in training or a sport with him, and who would
be home with him most of the time.
Scout needs daily exercise and would be happy playing an
organized sport or just being an active hiking/jogging/walking
pal. He would be OK with a mellow canine pal who didn't
mind being herded, or as an only dog.
Since he's just a puppy Scout requires an approved positive
reinforcement-based training class as a condition of his
Scout is being fostered in Northwest CT.
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