1 year old male Cross-Breed available for adoption

Henry is a 1 year old male Cross-Breed. He is currently in the area of Milton Keynes (UK). He is a gorgeous medium-large sized dog with a weight of 28kg and a shoulder height of 55cm.

After growing up in a boarding kennel in Spain where he was since his birth, he travelled some months ago to the UK.

Henry adapted very well to his home environment but now, sadly due to circumstances unrelated to him, Henry finds himself in need of a new home. Henry is well-behaved at home. He is housetrained and enjoys being around his people while napping in a comfy place.

He loves that you hold his paw while you gently pet him and steal socks to cuddle. Henry is also a smart dog who is eager to learn.

He picks up commands very quickly and enjoys working things out. He is already an expert in 9 different commands and loves to engage his brain with enrichment toys. Henry walks well on the leash and understands the concept of walking close to keep the leash loose.

He is very responsive to training by stopping each time he pulls and carrying on the moment he relaxes the leash. He also can be left alone at home for short terms with relaxing instrumental music in the background.

Henry has been nicknamed Eeyore, as he has a slow plodding vibe when moving around the house 🙂 but outside he’s full of energy and likes to run and play, therefore he is looking for an active home, that can enjoy outdoor activities with him during all seasons.

Henry is very social with other dogs and loves interacting and running around with them. At the local daycare, he has befriended dogs of all sorts of different sizes and temperaments.

When on the lead he’s desperate to rush up and play with another dog when he sees them, but on the other hand with very pushy dogs, he can feel a bit overwhelmed when the other dog doesn’t give him much space and he isn’t able to walk away, but he is improving on this issue day by day and is learning to ignore other dogs while on the lead while offering him plenty of opportunities to play off the lead with them where possible.

Henry is a lovely, gentle boy, but he’s also easily startled by new things and unknown people, and he can react to this by barking and growling.

He is a dog who will need a patient home, with understanding humans who appreciate that Henry is still a young dog who is getting used to the world around him. Having grown up in boarding kennels, lots of experiences can feel novel and scary for him.

Thankfully, he responds brilliantly to positive reinforcement and has come on leaps and bounds in his training and confidence since arriving in the UK.

His new home should be happy to continue with his training and help him to overcome his nervosity and insecurities towards new things, places, noises and people. Henry does get nervous about meeting people at first and will express his worry through a tucked tail and loud barking.

However, he does adjust to people quite quickly, and he’s already shown many signs of improvement. It’s important he doesn’t feel too overwhelmed. When he met brand new people who approached him gently and slowly, he happily accepted attention and fuss, so we’re confident that with more practice he’ll be happy to meet new people.

Overall Henry is a very sweet dog, with a lot of love to give – there is an amazing potential in him which has already started to show up, he now just needs to find his right life companion, who can see it too.

A home with a gentle, active and confident dog, who could become a reference for him and from which he would be able to learn, would surely be a benefit but isn’t a requirement as long as he can have contact with other dogs on a daily base to interact and play with them.

Please be aware that he hasn’t and also can’t be tested with cats or other small furries. He enjoys exploring the countryside on his walks, so a rural area would be ideal.

Henry is best suited for a dog-experienced, active but quiet middle-aged home without young children (14+ years), as too many new things at once can become stressful for him. Ideally, people who have experience with positive reinforcement style training or who would be willing to learn, as he’s very responsive to that as a training style.

The number one most important thing is that he needs people who are gentle and patient, and willing to put in the effort to let him build his confidence with the world. Henry is a wonderful, loving, intelligent, companionable dog who just needs that extra bit of TLC and training to bring out the best in him.

If you are happy to spend the next 12-15 years with Henry and feel you can offer him the home environment, training, patience and affection he needs, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you have.

Henry is in good health, neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, has his passport and has been tested negative for Mediterranean diseases. Please be aware that we require all potential adopters they can travel to Henry’s current place to meet him in person before adoption.

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