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OUR LEE ARRIVED A RATHER CONFUSED BOY, HE HAS BEEN WITH US SOME TIME NOW AND HAS DEVELOPED IN TO A SMASHING BOY WITH HUGE POTENTIAL. LEE IS LOOKING FOR A HOUND EXPERINCED HOME, HE LOVES BEING OUT AND ABOUT SO A ACTIVE HOME. COULD YOU BE THE ONE LEE IS WAITING FOR?
LEE MALE LURCHER
Lee AKA Miller is a male Lurcher who came into our care via the pound, he arrived underweight and alittle confused. When you first meet Lee he can seem alittle stand offish, but as soon as you get the treats out he is your best mate. Lee is a smart boy who would do well at reward based training. He gets on with his female kennel mate and passes other dogs without issue. He is stunning looking boy with unusual markings. Lee would make a great companion.
* Have been meaning to blog for this boy who my OH walked while I walked Jolene, I could see him quietly watching us all the time, sitting when I told her to sit, walking nicely on his lead, and being very patient waiting his turn for his treat, he is the face you always see in the bottom pen watching and waiting while all the doggies go by for their walks, one handsome boy, hope someone takes him for a walk and sees his potential.
* Miller has changed a lot since first came in and has understood that we mean no harm and Animal Helpline is a wonderful place to be! Miller enjoys spending time with his kennel mate and loves his walkies! Miller is a young boy who is ready to learn new tricks and commands, he will sit nicely for a treat and will thrive in an active home. Miller is a lovely pooch who just needs some guidance and love...
* “Miller has been with us far too long so I thought it was time to find out what he’s like at home for a couple of nights. If you meet him at the Rescue he is very boisterous so the first thing to say is that he is a very different dog at home and in fact I have no hesitation in saying he was a model guest. He was quiet, gentle and polite, he seems to be house trained so we had no accidents or marking, and there was no sign of food or bed possessiveness. He will sit, lie down and give paw for treats and loves having his tummy rubbed. Once he’d had a look around he just wanted to keep me company and get as much attention as he could. He also loves to play with his toys – tug toy is probably favourite, but when I decided to settle down he curled up on the sofa with me and dozed off with his head in my lap. Overnight I put his basket at the foot of my bed and he stayed there quietly all night. In the garden he enjoyed a good run off the lead and is well on the way to retrieving although, typical Lurcher, he likes to hang on to the retrieved toy and get you to chase him for it.
So, brilliant at home but Miller is still a chap with a few training needs. He is very strong on the lead which you will see if you walk him. Part of this is just pent up energy and I think this will improve simply by giving him plenty of exercise, I saw a marked difference myself after 2 days (and 4 long walks). He also has a very strong chase instinct and I wonder if he was originally bred for Rabbiting or similar. He is constantly looking in hedgerows and dark corners and if he does see a rabbit hold on tight, so not suitable for a home with cats or other small animals. On day 2 we went to Ferry Meadows for some socialising and he was fine around children and other people, generally ignoring them, but will pull after other dogs which is the other area where he needs training. Again, its not a lost cause as he got on well with a female kennel mate and I was able to introduce him to a very laid back Labrador bitch without problems, but he does respond to more excitable dogs and puppies or if he feels threatened. I also took him to the Pub where he was very well behaved even when the people next to us were having dinner in front of him.
This handsome chap was a delight at home over the 2 days and will probably suit an active family able to give him plenty of exercise. His strength on the lead means whoever walks him needs to be strong enough to control him in the early days, but I think that with time and a little patience he will settle down. What I am sure of is that for someone prepared to work with him, the reward in terms of companionship and affection will be worth it. What a smashing dog to come home to after a hard day in the office!”