Hector (was Noddie)


Hector (was Noddie) Status: Available

ID: 29829

Name: Hector (was Noddie)

Breed: Beagle Cross Cocker Spaniel

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Tumble, Carmarthenshire

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

07-01-2024 Hector is one of our long term stayers so we are starting his write up again to try and find him the perfect home.  Hector is a really cool dude! He is super smart, I mean Mensa level and because of this he knows just how to make life go his way.
Hector loves to learn which makes him a dog trainers delight. The more you give him the more he soaks up and because of this he has already got a lot of amazing training behind him. He has a good level of crate games, a number of tricks, he’ll happily put his nose into a muzzle, shake each of his paws, turn a circle, sit, down and more!
Hector's issue in life is when settled he will guard. At the rescue we don’t see any of this, possibly as it’s not a home environment or possibly just because we do not give him the opportunity. We’ve been continually working towards his home life and teaching him things to help him with that transition. He has worked a lot on self control games, wearing a muzzle (so his new owners can confidently help him to make the correct choices in a home, whilst they learn what may bring on any unwanted behaviour).
Hector is great with other dogs and happily lives amongst them. He often goes out for a walk with Chive and others and really enjoys the company. We also feel other well behaved dogs will help Hector to learn what is needed in a home. Hector happily walks past horses and other distractions without pulling. He would be looking for an adult only home.

22-02-24 UPDATE
Ahh Hector, what's it going to take to get you a forever home? You've seen chive, Fame, Westonia and Laurel go home and I can't even begin to think how this makes you feel. Here at many tears we do try to make sure he has the best life he can but this is nothing like living in a home. His crime for being here? Because he guards things he thinks is his, we control this here by swapping it for a piece of ham or chicken and he drops what he has instantly. Hector can run for miles and now goes offlead down the fields and comes back instantly when called. Please please think of Hector as he's been waiting for 2 years and he gets more sad every day.

20-02-24 UPDATE

Hector is still with us and it's coming up to 2 years now. Hector loves nothing more than to run free and be busy sniffing all the sniffs that are around. Yesterday Hector was taken out off site and he was an absolute Angel. Hector loves to run with bike and will happily go for a 2 hour jog. Hector is truly wonderful and gives me the most amazing cuddles in the morning when he first see's me. If you are looking for a bundle of fun and experienced then look no further, this guy is not to be missed out on.

06-02-24 UPDATE
Hector has been here for such a long time, and seeing some of the dogs we home here i am very surprised that he's still around. Since coming in I've been working closely with Hector and he's come on in leaps and bounds. Hector is truly amazing and is so eager to learn. Since being in our care we have taught him to walk to heal, wait, stay, will give both paws, lays down and I can even take a bowl away from him, In the day time Hector does come into the back office and shares this with 6 other large male dogs, so to set him up for success we are either looking for a home with a pack of dogs or as an only. Hector has been known to guard in his previous homes, but doesn't display any of this behaviour here, so for this reason we are looking for an experienced home with someone who will work through his problems. He travels well in the car, passes dogs absolutely fine on the road but is scared of cats. If you are looking for an amazing addition to your family then look no further

04-04-24 UPDATE
I can’t believe hectors is still here! Hector would love an active home, somewhere he can explore the world, he is a very intelligent boy so he needs a home that can test his brain as much as exercising on walks. He knows sit, lay down, stay etc and I think he enjoys showing you he is smart too. Hector has his selected people who he truly loves going on long walks with and loves his one to one training. Hector also goes off lead down the fields and his recall is amazing, especially when you have something nice in your pocket. Hector walks up and down the lanes with no reacting to dogs or any people. Hector spends a lot of time in our back office with us staff and he is so well behaved. 

02-05-24 UPDATE

Hector has now been in foster care with me for just over a month and what a pleasure it is to have this little man around. Hector hasn't put a foot wrong since being in my care, he is very well controlled here and we don't give him any leeway here, he is treated like a dog and for anyone that's interested in adopting him MUST be happy to follow what we do at home. Hector is NOT allowed on any furniture, upstairs and isn't allowed anything that isn't his. He has his own crate (with the door open and never closed as I don't need to) and has his own toys to chew on. If for any reason Hector gets hold of anything that he isn't allowed, I just firmly say 'LEAVE' and he will instantly drop what he has and will run to his crate, when he does this I always reward him with something nice. If for any reason he won't leave what he has I simply swap it for ham or chicken and then he'll 100% drop whatever he has for that. Out and about Hector is bombproof, he loves to have a fuss off everyone and has never shown any aggression outside of the house, his recall is amazing! When out and about in rural area's he loves to have his off lead runs and comes back instantly when his name is called, and I always reward him for coming back. Hector is living with 2 dogs and 4 cats and is brilliant with them all! He's even met chickens, ducks, geese and sheep and he doesn't react to them at all. He is still looking for a child free home and this will NEVER change. If any children were to visit, Hector MUST be locked away as he has snapped previously and we don't want to risk any children! Hector knows lots of commands such as sit, lay down, stay, wait, heel and we are working on roll over. If your looking for a cracking dog who has lots and lots of character then look no further!

23-05-24 UPDATE

Hector is still with me in foster and I still have no idea how! He is very easy considering to what dogs I normally take home. Hector has routine and structure here and he hasn't put his foot wrong. We are still looking for an experienced home for Hector with someone who can take him on long adventures. Hector has been on all sort of adventures here since being with me and also learned to run with my push bike! Hector has come on so much where he can have something he shouldn't have and I can now take it away with ease! This doesn't mean I would take things directly from his mouth, I would sharply say 'leave' and he will let go of whatever he has, this is a BIG leap for Hector!. 

03-06-24 UPDATE

Hector has been camping with us for 2 nights and what a pleasure it was to take him. He sat patiently and loved exploring all the new places. At night he slept in our tent in his own bed with no problems whatsoever. The amount Hector has come along is crazy, how Hector is still looking for a home I'll never know!

17-06-24 UPDATE

After 2 years in kennels, Hector has been with me for just under 2 months and what an absolute amazing dog Hector is. There hasn't been any incidents at all since being with us apart from trying to raid the bin! When I took Hector on I was told he can guard sofa's and the human bed, so here we just don't allow him on them which he is more than happy with. He has his own crate down stairs with the door open and he sleeps soundly through the night on his own or with other dogs. Hector loves adventures, and is very busy when out and about, we're very lucky here and we have a 50acre secure fence and he loves nothing more than to adventure off on his own and be a dog. He walks to complete heel if he's asked and doesn't react to anything out and about. He loves nothing more than meeting new doggy friends he can play with. Hector can live with cats, chickens, and sheep. If you are looking for dog that you don't want to sleep on your bed, or go on your furniture then Hector is the dog for you. Anyone interested must continue to what we do at home to ensure Hector is happy and safe. I will happily go into more depth if anyone interested.

 If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.


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