Jake is a 7 year old purebred Border Collie looking for his furever home. Jake is wonderful at playing fetch, tug, Frisbee, or just chilling on the bed with a chew toy. While he loves to play and needs his daily exercise, he’s not as high energy as you might expect for a purebred Border Collie. He has a wonderful off switch and will sleep at your feet during your WFH meeting or wait patiently if you are busy or working in a place he can’t go. He’s exceptionally smart, like many Border Collies, with a long list of commands that he knows, and he loves to learn new ones.
Jake’s looking for a home where he can be the only dog and get the focus and attention that he really needs to thrive. His original home was just not able to give him what he needed. Due to what seems to be a lack of early socialization, he still has a lot of anxiety with new people and new situations, and he can’t handle a lot of change all at once. He is currently taking Trazadone and Fluoxetine to help with his anxiety, and thyroid medicine to help with his low thyroid. He also does not like thunderstorms/ rain.
He has spent the last several weeks going through training with Karen Deeds of Canine Connection (https://www.deedscanineconnection.com/), where he learned lots of new skills (see links below). After his adoption, Jake will be able to continue his training with three complimentary follow up sessions so his new mom/dad can work with him on his new skills. Jake will need a loving home that can help guide him in this big and sometimes scary world and that will let him be an only dog, as he prefers to be alone.
Down w/ 4 marker cues
Eye contact w/ Name Response
Impulse Control w/ Food in hand & on floor
Loose Leash Walking
Recall w/ Hand target
Sit w/ 4 marker cues