BREED: West Highland White Terrier
AGE: 1 years old
GOOD WITH CHILDREN: He needs an adult only home
GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS: Yes
GOOD WITH CATS: He has not been cat tested
NEGATIVES: He has bite history
IDEAL HOME: A terrier savvy home is needed.
HEALTH: In good health
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Barnaby was relinquished after showing some aggression with his owner and from time to time biting. We have worked on Barnaby’s confidence around being handled and we are teaching him that he can show us what he likes and dislikes, and therefore instead of biting he can show much more appropriate behaviours that allows you to know what he is about to do. Basically we are putting back in all of the warning signs that a dog should do before they bite. He now will go tense and give some calming signals allowing us to stop doing what we are doing. We aren’t getting bitten and he is beginning to like that we listen to him. He recently went to the vets, and although he was very frightened he allowed the vet to check him over and vaccinate him. He is a clever boy and in the right environment and home he will be a very happy and friendly addition to a home providing you are willing to follow our direction implicitely He will need a gentle understanding approach so we can change his mind and get him back to being the dog that he should be. Happy and loving. We will request that you work closely with a behaviourist for a number of months to ensure he will never end up in this situation again.