Ralph came to us at the end of last year as his owner could no longer care for him. When he arrived he was very anxious and has required some quite in depth behaviour training. He also had a severe eye condition that impacted his vision and required an operation to fix this.
During his time with us Ralph has matured from a worried adolescent into a big, cheeky, young adult. There is still a way to go with Ralph but we are hoping he can continue his training in a new home.
Ralph is a very clever boy who loves to learn new things but still has his daft, clumsy moments. He knows sit, down, paw, spin, speak, stay, come, leave, here, kisses and his name on command. He mostly walks well on the lead but can be very strong at times. He loves his toys and travels well in the car.
Ralph is very wary of strangers and needs gentle, slow introductions when meeting new people. However, once you have gained his trust he becomes a big, soppy, cuddly boy! Ralph has displayed guarding behaviour around food, mostly at dinner time and occasionally with treats. This has improved hugely since he has arrived but will need careful management in the home.
Ralph will ideally need to be the only pet in the home but depending on the circumstances we may consider him living with a large female dog. He has made some female doggie friends since being at the shelter but can be very reactive to other males.
Before applying for Ralph please read the following criteria to see if you would be a good match:-
- Adult only home, children will NOT be considered.
- Experience with large bull breeds.
- A home in a rural location with a large, secure private garden.
- A household that is not to busy
- An owner willing to make multiple visits to the shelter to get to know Ralph.
if you think you can offer Ralph the lifestyle he needs and commit to his ongoing training please email the shelter firstname.lastname@example.org