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*********NEW OWNER NEEDS TO BE CLOSE TO CARDIFF AND WILLING TO VISIT A FEW TIMES AS POPPY IS VERY NERVOUS********
NEEDS A CALM RESIDENT DOG
OWNERS HOME MOST OF THE TIME
Poppy is a 20 month old Jack Russel X Cavapoo. She is a timid but beautiful and loving pup that has had a tough start to life and came into foster terrified of everything and everyone. However once you have gained her trust she will give her heart to you. Poppy is only a young dog that has missed out on a lot in her short life. She is slowly learning basic commands with positive reinforcement.
Ultimately all Poppy wants to know that she is safe and loved. She is a total cuddle monster and loves nothing more than curling up next to you and as long as she is touching you, she is happy. She needs someone to love her, fuss her, keep her company and give her favourite treat, a pig’s ear!
Poppy is very timid and nervous around everyone except her foster mum. She will go up to familiar people for a sniff but usually backs off when shown attention. She is happy to be touched and will tolerate being groomed by foster mum.
Poppy was fostered with her dad initially and they got on fine. She has met other dogs on walks and has been extremely nervous around them. She has only shown aggression when cornered by a larger, very lively pup. She need to live with a very calm resident dog to show her how to be a dog.
Not cat or small furry tested but has barked at next doors cat through the window.
Poppy’s housetraining is still ongoing, she has learned to use puppy pads but will need ongoing training in her forever home. She refuses to go to the garden to toilet on her own but will go if carried out!
Poppy has the run of downstairs at night and prefers to sleep on the sofa than in her bed. She has never been destructive but has stolen the odd nail file, sock or brush! She has just started to learn to play with toys and has learned to chase after a ball but doesn’t know that she’s supposed to pick it up yet! She has a squeaky toy that when encouraged to, will have a little chew on but she never chooses to play independently.
Poppy is not a big eater and prefers a mix of wet and dry food. She enjoys her treats, her absolute favourite is a weekly pig’s ear! She has never shown any food or toy aggression. Poppy has separation anxiety and doesn’t like to be left. She has never been left for more than a 2-3 hours at a time.
Poppy had never been on a lead when she came to us and it took a few weeks for her to be comfortable wearing a collar and harness. When she initially went out she was terrified of every movement and sound but now gets excited when she sees her lead. She enjoys going out and walks beautifully she likes going off lead and is slowly learning that she can safely go more than a metre from foster mums feet! She is still very timid and nervous on walks but is gaining confidence every day. Potential forever owners will need to build a bond before going walkies. She is travelling better in the car. She used to be sick every time but I think that was just nerves. She travels better sat in the front. She is nervous at the vets and needs to be carried in.
Poppy needs a quiet, calm, loving home with patient owners to give her the space to come to them. They will need to continue her toilet and command training with positive reinforcement. She needs to live with a calm resident dog who can show her how to be a dog and how to interact with humans. Poppy ultimately just wants cuddles and to be loved and she will reciprocate that love a hundred times back.
Microchipped, Vaccinated and up to date flea and wormer
Fostered in South Wales Cardiff area
Poppy will come with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance.