Luke ^^

 

Luke ^^ Status: Available

ID: 32893

Name: Luke ^^

Breed: Beagle Cross Cocker Spaniel

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, 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.

08-02-2022 Luke has come to us from a home and is going to need a really experienced adult only home with no children or visiting children.  He is very food aggressive and can be naughty if handled incorrectly so Luke needs someone who really knows what they’re doing and are willing and able to put in the time and give him the training he needs.  We are already working with him on these issues and he is doing well but he needs a dedicated person who has worked with dogs like him before.
Underneath it all Luke is a sensitive soul who walks on a lead and in the right home we feel he has a lot of potential.  He would proabably be best as an only dog and with someone who can give him one to one training.  If you think you have everything Luke needs and the experience to help him please apply. Luke will need a cat free home.

15-03-22 UPDATE

Luke has been here a while now and had practically no interest. Its heartbreaking as although he was very overwhelmed and scared when he first arrived, he quickly warmed to the staff and is now one of my best friends there. He is more wary of men but it doesn't take him long to come round to them if they let him go at his own pace. Luke is incredibly bright, loves walks and tries to be kennel clean. We feed him in a special way and he has shown no signs of food aggression with this, so if anyone is interested I'm adopting him then we will show you how we feed him and you could continue it in the home. This boy is totally wasted in kennels, he has so much love to give and just wants to be out there living life to the full. He truly deserves too.

17-04-22 UPDATE
Luke is such a gorgeous, loving, playful boy, and I want to write the most honest update for him.
Luke can be food aggressive with other dogs, even if he so much as smells food near, for this reason Luke would be set up for success as an only dog. We have been hand feeding him, which gains his trust in us and he has had excellent manners with this. His "sit" and "wait" while we put food on the floor infront of him is abslutely impeccable, not once has he messed up on the "wait" for me.
I think Lukes food obsession would have to be highly managed in a home at first- baby gates around food/kitchen/bin areas would be the best way to teach him boundaries and maybe a "out of kitchen" cue, so when you are cooking yourself food he won't become too obsessed and will learn that it is your food and not his. I really believe that Luke will be such a quick learner in a home. Crate training may be useful for Luke, as a form of management- and only if done thoroughly and properly, so that Luke sees that crate = good things, (like a Kong or a chew) while the humans cook or prep or mess around with food. Things as simple as bringing shopping bags with food in into the house would have to be thought out too, this is why I think management will be key for him.
Luke can be strong on the lead but we've been working on loose lead walking and he is coming on leaps and bounds with this. He can be wary of new people/dogs passing on walks, but he expresses his emotions perfectly- all us humans have to do is listen and respect them, and if he's asking for more space, give him more space, if he's asking to head a different way, head a different way. If he is forced into a situation that he finds scary he will react, and so I think he needs that special someone who will understand and not force him into anything. I really believe with time and consistency of respecting his emotions this will just come better as his confidence grows.
Luke is the most loving, playful boy in the world, but also settles beautifully in his kennel when it's not his turn to go out yet. He spends the day watching what we're up to from his bed, and then when we go for a walk or out to play in the yard he really comes alive and is such an amazing dog. He gets super zoomies every time he's in the yard, and just wants to run and run and play and run! If I sit in the middle of the yard he will come and sit next to me and just calmly have fusses and loves. I really genuinely believe that Luke will be such a perfect companion for someone who is willing to keep on top of the food management and commit entirely to him! 

16-07-22 UPDATE 

Luke has been returned after a brief adoption, it just wasn't the right fit for both parties, but Luke has waltzed back in to kennels like he never left, he was SOOOO happy to see all his fave humans when he came back. He really couldn't contain his excitement and it is lovely to see that he remembers us all.
Luke is looking for a home with people who have plenty of dog experience so they can guide him through different situations. Where there are very few visitors in his new home and if someone does come round, you'll introduce him to them correctly as he can be very nervous of people he doesn't know.
He can be an only dog, but with people who are experienced in food guarding behaviours and are willing to accommodate this, then he could go to a home with a dog, any size any gender really as long as they get on at the meet and greet. Luke tends to love every dog, unless there is food around, and although we hand feed him to help with this, we don't judge him for it, as we have no idea what has happened in his past to make him feel this way.
He walks perfectly on his harness, walks past cats fine, can bark at some dogs as he walks past but with us he is fine 99% of the time and generally just wants to make friends with them.
We were told he is housetrained and he is also clean in his kennel. He loves toys, loves walks, loves his humans and he knows SOOOO MANY tricks. He is a very smart cookie!

15-08-22 UPDATE
Luke wanted to show everyone what a generous boy he is, he likes to bring Oren a present every time he goes out to have a good run round with her. Isn't he just so thoughtful.

10-09-2022 UPDATE
Lukey boy is still waiting. There isn't much more I can write about his requirements, but I can tell you what we've been up to, and about his training that we've been doing. This week has been super rainy, Luke does not like the rain, but with him being toilet clean in his kennel it meant he had to go outside whether he liked it or not! He did his best with his eyes to make me feel guilty, but eventually he'd run out, quick pee, and back in! I took him for a quick walk yesterday, and with the downpours I decided to try him in a coat. He let me put it on like the angel that he is, no problems. He was quite weirded out by it at first but then got used to it, and all us staff have decided blue is his colour! He looked smashing.
Luke is such a foodie, which we have to be mindful of for his weight, but we can use to our advantage entirely. Today we passed a bulldog on the road and Luke began to react, but as soon as I showed him the treat in my hand, I asked for a sit and he did sit. He had the odd bark but stayed sat and once the bulldog had passed he was happy again.
Usually I'd like to increase distance until he doesn't feel the need to react and then minimise distance as his confidence grows, but out on country lanes with volunteers and staff walking all the other dogs, this is sometimes unavoidable.
Today, I took a pack of treats on our walk, we did some heelwork, which he picked up so so quick. And in one half an hour walk he learnt the "touch" cue. This is where he touches his nose to the palm of my hand. This is a great base for recall from a reaction, recall in general, focus, and just in general; quick task, quick response, quick reward. I was amazed at just how quick Luke picked this up! He's such a smart boy. I have no doubt that in the right home, with the perfect understanding human(s), Luke will absolutely thrive, but he really needs someone to be truly commited to him, through thick and thin.

21-09-22 UPDATE

Luke is such a character! Every day he does something to make me laugh and smile, whenever he goes in the yard he grabs his favourite toy and just sits in his bed, waiting for you to come get him. As an only dog, Luke will flourish, he does need a home that understands and has experience with dogs who are fear reactive, as he can bark at people passing by. But we manage it here very easily and are working hard to help him see that different dogs and people are okay. If you are looking for a best bud, then Luke really would fit the bill.

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