At ten years old, Badger enjoys a steady mix of snuggling and playing. He has recently come into care with us, and has since been supervising the work from home station like any good ‘branch’ manager should. This mainly involves staring lovingly at his employees and showing them his belly from time to time.
Badger is more than happy to ‘help’ in the kitchen at meal times, and cleans up any mess left on the floor by his clumsy humans, so they don’t have to!
Just because Badger enjoys a good snooze, doesn’t mean he isn’t super keen for play time and exercise! For a ten year old dog, he still has plenty of energy and lot’s of life and love to give. Badger enjoys playing with almost any toys, balls, tug rope, kongs, soft toys you name it. Although his favourites have to be his puzzle feeders!
Apart from toys and playing, Badgers other favourite activity is walk time! Badger is very enthusiastic about his walks, and will need a family that are able to give him a walk every day. He is generally well behaved on lead, but if left unchecked he does tend to pull a little and can be reactive when he sees other dogs nearby. He is very responsive to corrections and just needs to be reminded every now and then to behave. Badger is working with his foster carer to become better with his leash walking.
Badger is a chilled out squishy boy who sleeps quietly in his crate at night, and is well accustomed to home life. He is toilet trained and knows how to use the doggy door. He knows which rooms and areas he isn’t allowed access to, and always asks permission before being let up onto the couch for snuggles. He has some basic training, including sit, down and shake. He will happily work for treats, and is currently learning some new tricks from his foster carer.
We haven’t yet left Badger on his own in the house for long periods of time, but has seemed relaxed enough on his own for an hour or two. He will however need secure fencing and a safe place to stay if he is to be left alone.
Badger prefers his humans to other dogs, and will need to be the only dog in the home. He can be quite selective and defensive, especially when meeting big energetic dogs, and needs to be given space away from other dogs when out walking. He wont be suitable for dog parks, or busy off leash areas with other dogs running around, and will need a new family who understands this.
If you are looking for an affectionate and loving new family member, please fill out the enquiry form below, or email his foster carer at firstname.lastname@example.org