Shanu came to WARS as a stray and has now been signed over to us to be rehomed. She is a young playful and affectionate girl who we suspect hasnt had much attention in her life so far.
She is very active and sociable towards humans and other dogs. She will need an active family who will take her on plenty of walks and who are prepared to take her to training classes. She had absolutely no manners, she will jump up, pull in the lead and has no knowledge of commands. Therefore anyone looking to take her own must realise she is not going to be perfect at the start. It is going to take patience and hard work to help her become the pet dog we all know she can be. From what we see she is relatively house trained and will hold it all in until she goes on a walk. However a kennel isn’t a representable environment of a home.
From what we can see Shanu is very people orientated and may struggle being left. She will need a home that will only leave her at 3 hours maximum.
As Shanu is a stray we limit the potential homes to having children that our 16+ due to the lack of history we have about her. Shanu could live with a suitable dog but not with a cat as she has quite a strong prey drive for fast moving fluffy things. Shanu is all legs and she tends to throw them around without a care in the world. Although she would never intentional hurt anyone she certainly could injure a vulnerable delicate human. Whoever were to rehome her must acknowledge that they might get a few bruises or claw scratches while she adjust to how she should behave.
She will need an active family that wont leave her for more than 3 hours.
She needs a home that understands that she will take time to adjust to a home environment.
Lurchers are crossbreeds so their temperaments and behaviours can be influenced by other breed traits. He, like many Lurcher types may have a strong prey drive so it’s important that this is channeled in the right way. This can be through playing chasing games with toys and having fluffy toys that replicate what they would usually chase. Instead of trying to stop them chasing wildlife, you should facilitate that need to chase and grab in a suitable way, using toys.
Using toys like this can help with this https://www.amazon.co.uk/ANG-Braided-Outdoor-Interective-Training/dp/B0171F11BS?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1
This is also a good toy as if replicates what lurchers would usually be chasing. It is important to have two of these as you should never take away a toy from a dog but rather exchange is for somthing with euqal or higher value. This prevents guarding behaviours that could arise which is defined as "the anxiety/fear of something deemed valuable to be taken away". https://tinyurl.com/y2evd3zn
Lurchers can be mischievous and sneaky, but this just adds to their fun and quirky personality.