Max is a very handsome, medium to large, black Labrador. He was surrendered to the Sanctuary due to his food guarding around the young children in the household. His previous owner had owned Max from a young puppy but were struggling to deal with his resource guarding issues so relunctantly signed him over to ourselves for re-homing. He is a very friendly, energetic, lively, playful, young dog who loves lots of fuss and attention! He adores playing with his toys and tennis balls and is a very happy chap. Max is very well trained and attended professional training classes whilst he was a pup, he knows how to sit, stay, wait, give you his paw and lie down; he also has good recall in our field and is crate trained. He does have a tendency to jump up when excited! We definitely recommend that Max continues his training as he is a very bright and intelligent boy and will enjoy the stimulation and socialisation with other dogs. He would suit somebody with an active lifestyle as he enjoys his walks and exercise. His carers at the Sanctuary have been addressing his food guarding issue and he is slowly and surely improving; any potential owners must be willing to address and work with this problem in order to prevent it from escalating, consulting a professional behaviourist if required. People who have previously owned dogs with resource guarding behaviour would be ideal for Max as he requires experienced dog owners. Max is great with other dogs and really enjoys playing with them in our field! He can boisterous at times but is generally well mannered. Max may be able to live with another dog in his new home following a successful dog meet at the Sanctuary and with the understanding that he should be fed seperately from the other dog as a precaution. He has lived with a cat in his previous home and was very good; any cats should be used to dogs as he can be very playful! We would introduce Max to the cat at the homecheck stage. Due to his food guarding, Max would only be able to live with older teenagers aged 16+ who are confident and used to dogs; no younger children will be considered. Max is such a gorgeous, lovable lad who will bring so much joy to a home! If you feel you could offer Max a loving, forever home please come to the Sanctuary and meet him.

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