From wizard's mummy. She told me how much she loves him and that she's so pleased they found each other x
One relaxed puppy! Somebody's made himself at home xx
From Wizards new mummy! "He is such a good boy all is well xxxx"
Guess what guys? Wizard has just got a new family! I'm so happy for him but also so sad to see him go. I love that little guy, it was hard not to cry all the way home but I some how managed to keep it together. Teaching him tricks and training him out of bad habbits, laughing at him falling over or off the sofa, its been a blast! Will miss you Wiz you crazy puppy! x
Wizard has joined us on the 14 July 2014 at just 4 months old. I picked him up from the rescue's kennels this afternoon after his journey from Cornwall. His owners split up and with two kids he was just too much for his single owner to cope with. He is a handful, very hyper and playful. He has a lovely recall and already has been off the lead running around introducing himself to every person and dog he meets. Everyone loves him and his cheeky personality.
So glad I caught the video below, so funny, silly puppy Wizard!
Guess who just learned 4 tricks in 10 minutes, Wizard did! Now that's a new record of fast learner for me haha. So its been 1 week since Wizard came in and so far so good. He is so much better with his food now although still needs a little work with chew toys like raw hide bones etc. He does herd other dogs a fair bit, pulls on the lead and barks at people/other dogs. Not in an aggressive way what so ever, just that he wants to go play with them. I think he needs something to focus on to help this behavior but so far have been unsuccessful with trying to get him to chase a ball. Early days yet.
In just 1 week Wizard has been crate trained, sleeps quietly at night, can be left for half an hour - 45 minutes on his own during the day. He can sit, lay, give paw, beg, stay, wait, come when called and eat his dinner nicely. A lot for just 7 days!
Below is Wizard looking very innocent but we all know he is Trouble :)
Wizard had his first ever swim at doggy paddle tonight to help him with his panosteitis (growing pains in all 4 legs). He was such a good boy!
Update on 05/08/2014: The vet has agreed that Wizard can now be put up for adoption. Wizard has something called Panosteitis, which is something that affects his bone marrow that causes pain in all 4 legs while he is growing. It will not cause him any problem's when he is fully grown, so around 15-18 months. For the time being it is being managed using metacam once a day and not too much walking. It is quite common and there will be no reason why he can't live a full and normal life. I have even been told by Lynn at Doggy Paddle that one collie she had come in with it, was over it by 18 months and is now a great agility dog. It can make him have a slightly high temperature so he does drink a lot but is settling down now he has the metacam.
Other than that Wizard is a great little guy, 5 months old, loves other dogs, people and children. No cats. He does get very hyper around other dogs and children so may be better being the only dog in the house and/or older children but is happy with my two dogs and all the guests, just needs a time out occasionally.
He can be a little toy possessive but getting better each day. His food possessiveness is much better too now. I can happily put my hand in his bowl and take food from him with no trouble at all. I would still advice that he is supervised as well as continuing his training.
Wizard has a fantastic recall, loves it when you whistle at him and responds perfectly to his name. He will chase a ball when he is on his own, even bring it back, so with a little more training should be good at playing fetch. If he is with another dog he will just follow them every where instead of chasing a ball but hopefully this will stop with more training.
He sleeps with free roam of the house and doesn't make a peep. Fully house trained and crate trained. He is good being left at home on his own after a walk for up to two hours now, gradually increasing the time. Have had no issues what so ever in that department. He can sit, lay down, give paw, beg, wait and stay. Pulls on the lead at first but will walk nicely if you have a treat.
There will be an adoption fee for Wizard that goes straight to St Peters Vets