Ajax is a 2 year old, 38 lb. neutered male in New York City.
Ajax is fully up to date on all vaccines, comprehensive medical history with no health issues than some food sensitivities. He’s fully housetrained, crate trained, and knows a ton of commands. Overall he’s not that energetic and enjoys laying around the house or sleeping on the couch next to you.
Not knowing anything about the ACD breed, I brought him home from a NYC shelter. He’s a very sweet dog, and outside of the home, absolutely loves to meet new people. He will run right up to strangers that show any kind of interest for belly rubs and licks. In the time I’ve had him, we’ve been working weekly with certified trainers and he has picked up everything very quickly, is food motivated and eager to please. He has displayed some resource guarding behaviors towards strangers in the home (truthfully a handful of times since August) that are being addressed with a behaviorist.
Unfortunately, like a lot of ACD’s he is not a huge fan of dogs and displays reactivity in close quarters - elevators, hallways, etc. Though when property introduced he has been playful with some other dogs. On walks, he typically moves past other dogs 9/10 times without issue or paying them any attention. He has never bitten or made contact with a dog and has also played with a few dogs on leash.
In the home he has displayed some resource guarding with strangers but never towards me. He has not made contact but has lunged and growled.
He is surprisingly uninterested in cats and has spent significant time around one without issue.
It’s not an easy decision to make, but I don’t think NYC is the right place for him. Walking in and out of an apartment building, traffic noise and the general chaos of the city seems to make him anxious. He would do very will in a house with a fenced in yard and older children (if any) that could provide a more quiet, peaceful and structured life away from the noise of the city. At this stage of his training, ideally he would be the only dog in the house as well. I’m not looking for any type of adoption fee and will gladly help with transportation.
Ajax is in New York, NY.
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