(TEE'-bo) is named after the Florida Gators quarterback,
and last year's Heisman trophy winner, Tim Tebow. Like his
human namesake, Tebow is young, athletic, smart and it would
be difficult to find a nicer all around guy.
Tebow is an 1 year old, black tri colored, neutered male
with a wavy coat. He is a lean 36 lbs. He loves all people;
big, small, young, old, men and women. He turns on the charm
and seems to completely lose control of his legs as he slides
to the ground and shamelessly solicits belly rubs! He has
no personal boundary issues and feels the need to shower
his friends with kisses while climbing into their laps.
He also has not shown any sign of resource guarding from
people or other dogs. Tebow gets along well with every other
dog he has met and lives peacefully with two other male
border collies and one playful but bossy female border collie.
Tebow will occasionally stand up for himself , but when
push comes to shove, he would rather just 'agree to disagree'
and leave it at that. He is a bit opportunistic and will
figure out which dog he can push around and which ones he
cannot. Once he figures out which dog will not stick up
for themself, he will herd that dog during outside play.
manners have been very good in his foster home. He has not
been destructive, nor has he been caught investigating the
kitchen counters. He has also never had an accident in his
foster home. Tebow goes to his crate without a problem and
is quiet through the night. He will only whine when he feels
that he is being left out of something fun.
He does occasionally jump on people as he greets them at
the door. He only does it for attention, so we just blatantly
ignore him and or turn our backs on him when he does jump.
He is a smart cookie! Now, most of the time when he runs
to greet us, he screeches to a stop in a sit right in front
of us! GOOD BOY!!!
is a major attention hog and hates to see someone else getting
pet. He pushes his way in to get in front. When he gets
ignored he will resort to a very light grabbing and pulling
of clothing. He has a very soft mouth and never leaves any
marks and you can just barely even feel his teeth.
We just react with the words, "Too bad." and he gets escorted
to his crate for a few minutes as if given a time out. This
mouthy habit of attention demanding has all but stopped
already. He just had 'only child syndrome' as we call it.
He has been learning to 'wait' his turn for attention and
pets. This is difficult for Tebow since he has so much love
to give! He will sit and fidget , fighting to maintain his
self-control while you waiting for your undivided attention.
Tebow has proven to have a good recall and retrieval drive.
He is lean and needs to put on a bit more muscle, but nevertheless,
shows signs of explosive speed and agility.
foster dad has already been working with Tebow and the Frisbee.
He is very impressed with this young dog's potential! Each
dog gets their turn playing Frisbee. We never work with
more than one dog at a time. Tebow will shreeeeekkkk louder
than any of the others, with excitement and impatience when
he is waiting for his turn! He loves it!
Tebow is still a bit nervous getting into a car to travel
and occasionally gets a bit queasy, but short rides to fun
places have worked wonders.
He now freely jumps into the back of the van(in his crate)
on verbal cue. He is anxious when he arrives somewhere new,
but within a few minutes, he relaxes and proceeds to greet
everyone he can with kisses and body leans.
This pup is a very affectionate, loving dog in the house
and a playful, athletic companion outside. Tebow is being
fostered in Western MA.