Mabel finds herself at WARS as sadly who owners could no longer provide her with the care she needs.
She is sweet, energetic girl with bundles of energy that needs to be channeled in the correct way. She loves to make new human friends and we are currently working with her to help her make some doggy friends too. She can be a little cheeky at time, jumping up and mouthing and this is something the staff are currently working with her to help. She certainly needs to learn a few manner on how to greet people correctly and the training for this needs to be done in the correct way and the staff are looking at ways to help channel all that energy in to something productive.
Mabel is going to be a lot of work. She comes from a working background and has the mindset of a working dog. Ideally she would be rehomed as a working dog at a farm, however, if someone can replicate the stimulation she would receive from a working environment then she could cope in a home environment.
As mabel is a very young girl we often find that dogs like her are very popular and appealing to the eye. However, please consider if she is the right dog for your envirnment. She will be a large commitment, but she will definatly be worth it.
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Her perfect home would be with a collie experienced family with plenty of training experience. Mabel could live family with children aged 16+ as she have never lived with young children and exhibits behaviours not appropriate for young kids. She will need a family where people have lots of time and patience to work with her every day. She is not the type of dog where you can have a 9 to 5 job and come home at lunch. She needs much much more stimulation than this. She could possibly live with another trained dog and possibly a dog savvy cat.
Her new home will need to be dedicated and willing to carry out further training and socialisation, as she will need lots of mental and physical stimulation. She is from a working collie ancestry so any training is a positive and channeled way is a must. She will need to go to socialisation classes to help her when she is around other dogs. She loves food so positive reinforcement will be the best way to do this. She would be best in a home with people who have collie experience.
Collies are intelligent dogs who will be loyal and very active. They like to be busy, using their noses there eyes and their hearing in everyday life. This created a very hypersensitive dog to the world around them.
They pick up new commands easily and will need to have their energy levels harnessed in the correct well to ensure they progress into loving members of society.