URGENT: Jax – Young Red Male ACD.  Rescue or ACD experienced home required (ACT, but interstate rescue or adoption only)

URGENT: Jax – Young Red Male ACD. Rescue or ACD experienced home required (ACT, but interstate rescue or adoption only)

Assessment while in shelter environment

Date:13/6/20

Yard:  19   Name: Jax     Breed:  Cattle dog  Sex:  Male  Age: 12-18 months
Size:   medium      Colour : red roan
Kennel presentation: soft and unsure took time to warm up
Removal: soft on the lead, said hi to others – no reaction from other dogs
Environmental entry: Looking for hugs
Handler gives and withdraws affection. (Does dog check in)
big check in then didn’t check in again
Manual handling/health:
General health is good, carrying a little bit of weight.  Loves the handling generally, doesn’t like his face being touched.
Training: Sit, stay, wait and does engage
Food guarding:  Ignored the hand, followed food as it was moved
Dog-to-dog manners:  Reactive with some other dogs.  Previously lived with Avery, so better with a female companion.
Fence jumping :  Marked, jumped up on gate, tried to get under the gate then looked at us, checked out the top
Play/off-leash / toys:  Ran out, loves cuddles and to  play

Description:  What a handsome lad this guy is. He is very soft,cuddly and loved the attention given to him. He seems to know sit,wait,stay and is treat motivated and eager to please. His dog to dog is not great and whilst he was quite nice with a non-reactive calm girl he was not good with a more active male dog. Jax will benefit from training to improve his impulse control towards other dogs, how to interact around dogs and confidence building. He would enjoy a home that has time to exercise, train and give him the love he deserves. He will be a loving and loyal boy with someone willing to put the work in.

More testing notes and video can be made available should a rescue of foster carer be interested in taking Jax on as a project.  For further information, please contact Karen on 0419 588 558 or Karen.swan@tpg.com.au