Photo Comments Age: 8 Years Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
Leave a bone for Ozzy - adopted!
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October 10th 2007
Swimming! Play with his doggie friends, sitting next to his foster mom, the black 8-Ball, destroying stuff
Being left alone
The black 8-Ball, of course. And Jersey (she's his girlfriend)
The longer the better, no where in particular
Tricks? He has an amazing recall after just a couple of days living with us. Does that count?
We once in a while foster dogs for the Northern California Border Collie Rescue www.bcrescuenc.org. Since it has been almost a year since we last took in a pup, I figured it's time again.
Ozzy (formerly Oreo) was given up by his owners because he wouldn't come back when he was roaming freely; well, duh!!! He has had no training at all but is an absolute sweety. Below is his Resume:
Ozzy is such a Sweetheart! This one year old boy loves everyone and everything! After just a couple of days living with his foster family, he totally bonded with both humans and the two other dogs. He probably demonstrates one of the most appropriate dog-on-dog behaviors I have ever witnessed: while he is submissive, he is not obnoxious and respects if not everyone wants to play with him. Even our older female who usually hates young dogs and puppies tolerates him very well.
We changed his name from Oreo to Ozzy and, amazingly, he already recognizes his new name and has a very reliable recall. Whenever we call his name he comes running with flying ears and a smile on his face.
Ozzy likes to play ball and with toys but is not obsessed or possessive; he readily shares his â€œtrophiesâ€ with the other dogs. And he is an awesome swimmer: we took him to a lake last weekend and he was happily paddling after balls, dogs and humans, not wanting to come out of the water anymore ïŠ He was also traveling in his crate very well (3 hour drive) and has learned to accept his crate as a sleeping place at night.
He is probably 90% house trained, but it goes without saying that he cannot be left inside unsupervised if uncontained. Like a typical one year old, he likes to â€œtasteâ€ everything and could probably ruin your living room if you just let him. However, he responds very well to soft corrections and happily takes a toy that replaces your FlipFlop he just attempted to destroy.
Ozzy is not very vocal, he barely ever barks, but he cries a little for a while when left alone. He truly wants to be with his pack all the time.
Like all young Border Collies, Ozzy would not be a good fit for a family with young children. He can sometimes be a little rambunctious and could easily knock over a child. He is also still a little mouthy which proves that he didnâ€™t receive proper training in his former home. Ozzy has just learned how to sit and we are in the process of teaching him some other basic commands.
If you are looking for a young, friendly and fun dog which gets along great with other dogs and loves all humans, then Ozzy might be your boy. He comes with a clean slate and no â€œbaggageâ€, waiting to become your friend for life.
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