Breed: Male Jack Russell Terrier
Please note: Hamilton is looking for an adult home. He is only for someone with experience with dogs with behavioural issues that will continue his training. No cats or children.
Hamilton has been subjected to physical and verbal abuse most of his life. With some dogs this makes them cower and retreat – with others it makes them reactive. Hamilton has chosen the latter course with a tendency to lash out at his carers as soon as he is confused. He has learnt in the past he cannot rely on and trust his people. We are teaching him that life can be different but it is a long slow process.
He is a people person but only on his terms and you must forgive him if he gets quite grumbly and upset if he is confused by your intentions. And he will show that you have hurt his feelings.
Hamilton is so much better than he was but he has so far to go. Please do not apply for Hamilton because you believe he needs love and cuddles.
No. He needs consistency, routine and most of all to know that there are rules, that he is quite safe with you, that you will not raise your voice and yell and hit him for what you praised him for the week before.
Hamilton needs a quiet home where he can be encouraged to trust. Not someone that sees a cute photo and thinks this is the dog for them.
Please only apply if you believe you may be that person. And let us stress again – consistency, routine, simple commands, straightforward requirements.
Thank you to Hamish of Appleby Photography for the fantastic photos of Hamilton.
Microchip Number: 943094320709579
Source Number: RE120211
All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed, and flea treated. All necessary vetwork such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment are also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.