ID No.: D.15.21
Age: 6 years old
Breed: Smooth fox terrier
Colour: White and black
Reason In: Unwanted pet - I cannot be rehomed to St Austell as this is where I came from.
Can I live with Dogs?
No - I am looking for a home with no other animals.
Can I live with Cats?
No - I am looking for a home with no cats, birds or other small animals.
Can I live with Children?
Yes - I am suitable to live with a family with older children (14+).
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Hello terrier lovers, I’m Bilbo.
I don’t want to think too much about my life before I was saved but I think it would be useful for you to know that I was being kept in a crate for most of the day which is no life for anyone. As you would expect this means I have some problems that you will need to help me iron out.
Fox terriers are a very clever bunch and we need lots of input both physically and mentally. I love getting enrichment boxes here and I enjoy going for sniffy walks which keeps my mind active. I am a very intelligent boy and I would thrive on learning new things once I have settled in. I know how to sit and I have been working lie down and beg.
When I first came I was very over whelmed with the change in my environment but now that I have been here for a while I have settled right down. I am super motivated by toys and these are a great way to keep me busy when I get a bit too over excited. In the past I could become very grabby at peoples arms and sleeves but I have now learnt to get a toy instead. I also really enjoy food too which means you should have plenty of valuable items to use as rewards when we are training together.
I am looking to meet someone who has owned highly strung terriers before and are able to help me settled in gently to my new home. I am really excited about the next chapter of my life and I hope that if you have the experience I need, that you will fill out an application form. I know that taking on a dog like me will be a huge commitment and plenty of hard work but with the right training methods (positive only) and the right amount of exercise I know I can be a very enjoyable companion to have around. You’ll need a secure garden with 5ft high fencing throughout for me to play in as when I am in public places I will need to remain on a lead.
When I arrived at Gables I was not at all socialised with dogs leaving me frustrated and unable to say hello nicely. However I have been gradually exposed to dogs here and I have learnt how to greet politely out and about. After we have said hello I often try to mount other dogs and despite being in the company of dogs for a while I am persistent with this. On the odd occasion I will still meet dogs that I don’t like so I wear a muzzle in public places to keep me out of trouble. I do really appreciate time off lead in the off lead paddocks here and I’ve heard that with so many private rentable secure paddocks in the area my new owners will still be able to give me the freedom of off lead play but in a totally safe environment.