Collins is available for adoption!

  • Name: Collins

Breed: Labrador Retriever

Sex: Male

Age: 1 year 2 months

Size: Large (62 lbs)

Energy Level: Medium

Dogs: No

Cats: No

Kids: No

Introducing handsome Collins! Collins is looking for a special home with a calm, dog experienced owner that can provide structure and continued training. Collins is a high arousal dog that struggles with dog reactivity and becoming easily over stimulated. When he is frustrated or overstimulated, his reaction is to jump, bark or become mouthy with his person’s hands and arms. He is currently working on calm behaviour around other dogs and impulse control to reduce his barking which he is picking up quickly.

Collin’s has some basic obedience training and is quick to respond to his cues, although his favourite trick is “Down”. He is very food driven and a smart boy so he picks up new cues quickly. He is currently learning how to “Spin” to show off to his new home. He enjoys keeping his mind busy and being active through a variety of physical and mental exercises. He enjoys special treats like frozen Kongs or treat puzzle balls. He is good in his crate overnight and when home alone. He enjoys a good chew toy and needs durable toys. Soft toys are too fun to pull apart!

He does not have experience around kids or with small animals like cats, and is looking for a home without either. He has some experience with other dogs however should be the only dog in the home. He enjoys being close to his humans and participating in whatever they’re doing. He travels well in the car and would be up for many adventures! At the end of the day, he also enjoys the occasional belly rub. Ideally, he would do well in a quiet neighbourhood or rural area to help provide a calm environment and reduce his reactions to other dogs. Collins is a goofy, playful dog looking for the right forever family to help bring out the best in him.