Ollie is extremely smart and knows and follows several commands. He gets along very well with female dogs and most males, but would likely prefer not to live with an alpha male. He is a very interactive and friendly boy who is extremely loving and active. He was adopted by a couple that absolutely adored him, but he started having a problem in the home that they had to admit to themselves that they did not have the experience needed to help him over come it. Ollie was wonderful with people when out of the home, but started showing a relatively common herding breed trait of being uncomfortable with new people entering the home once he was settled in. In this case it was namely the mother to his adopter that he was uncomfortable with and on two occasions did nip at her heels when she came through the door. It was not a serious bite by any stretch, but enough to have the mother say that she would not come to visit while he was still in the home. The couple was heartbroken, but had never had a herding breed dog or worked with an issue like this so they had to make the tough decision to return him to us so that we could find him a better fit.
Ollie is really a great boy, who is just waiting for a home that will teach him that it is not his job or right to be in control of the comings and goings of guests. He needs to be taught that he does not have to worry and that you have it under control. If you are looking for a highly intelligent, devoted companion and feel that you have a low key home and are ready and willing to help him through this one issue, please send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
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