Applications are closed for Bentley. This beautiful boy is Bentley, a three year old purebred Labrador Retriever. But he’s not for the novice dog owner. Bentley is a very handsome boy with the softest creamy coat, so you will want to give him lots of pats! Which he loves of course.
But his foster carer says that looks aren’t everything and he still has lots of learning to do. Labradors tend to be puppies for a few years and he has had a very sheltered life so far and everything is still very new to him. So think of Bentley as an oversized puppy who will need ongoing socialising and training.
Bentley is very smart and in just a few weeks he have learnt basic commands and manners, however he can still get very excited, so sometimes he just does zoomies instead of obedience! It’s fun!
When Bentley is calm he’s learnt to have cuddles on the couch and sleep inside or outside as he is house trained.
He is very playful and loves to play so much! His favourite is chasey and tug-o-war with teddies. Bentley can be very boisterous so I would not be ready to be around little humans just yet as he’d probably knock them over in his enthusiasm.
Bentley never been socialised until now and when he sees other dogs he wants to be friends with them but is quite nervous and unsure and over excited all at once! This makes him bark and cry with anxiety, so a calm and experienced handler will help Bentley cope with dog introductions.
He is getting better every interaction he still needs a lot of work to make him feel comfortable and lots and lots of practice socialising in a safe environment with lots of positive experiences.
Bentley has had a wonderful trainer Scott Harris work with him on this and his new furever family would have to be committed to continue to help me with this issue as it is important for me to become well behaved and friendly with other dogs.
He is learning to walk on the lead and has come a long way but he is very strong and will need more training on this too so regular of calm steady walks are needed. Bentley’s new home needs good fences so he doesn’t escape and ideally someone who is home a lot or who can spend plenty of quality time with him every day.
Bentley will make a superb companion for someone who understands his needs, but we expect a lot of applications and will be choosing the very best home for him, not just the first.
|Breed and gender||Male Labrador Retriever|
|Indoor / outdoor||Both|
|Training level||Ongoing training & socialising|
|Special needs||Experienced handler, see profile|
|Adoption fee *Plus council registration if adopted in NSW||*$600 See notes below|
*The adoption fee includes microchipping on the NSW Companion Animal Register, desexing, C5 vaccination,intestinal worm and flea treatment. Council registration for rescue dogs in NSW is $27.50 and $23 for pensioners.This fee applies from 18/7/2016
Best outcomes: For the best possible outcome for each adoption we do prefer that you come to us and meet the dog or puppy in person.
Please note: Even though you may be first to call, this does not always guarantee you will be chosen to adopt. By no means do we run on a “first in, first served basis”. We aim to ensure that our animals are adopted into the most suitable home for them and the new family.