Breed: Male Labrador x kelpie
Stormy by name, sunny by nature. This boy is a ball of black joy, who loves other dogs and people alike. True to dogs of his age and breed, Stormy is still displaying a little of the teenage sillies, but these are reducing before his carers’ eyes as his more mature angels take over. Stormy enjoys time with his people, playing with other dogs, chewing his toys, and chewing his dinner. He also appreciates daily exercise, enrichment toys and rewards-based training to help him be his best self. While entirely good natured, his size and play style are rather exuberant, so he does better in the company of bigger people and medium-larger dogs.
Stormy had obedience training as a puppy and has shown himself willing and able to learn new things in care. He can sit, drop, heel, stay, go to his bed and play dead, and is working on his recall. Stormy sleeps well through the night and enjoys daytime naps on the couch or in the sun once he has had his morning exercise. He is perfectly housetrained and nondestructive when left with canine companionship inside or outside while his people are out. He does think shoes are chew toys, so is best separated from temptation to maintain household harmony.
Stormy came into care undersocialised, which made him somewhat reactive to people and unusual objects when out and about. He has made huge strides with positive reinforcement from his people and cues from his canine walking buddy, and these behaviours have all but disappeared. Due to his past lack of experience, he is also a bit reactive to neighbourhood noises (thankfully, not the neighbouring dogs) and when people visit. He is fine with guidance from his carers and is learning to moderate when and how he uses his voice.
Stormy is a beautiful dog who would love to live in the suburbs or beyond with a friendly mature but not senior canine companion and loving dog-savvy adult and possibly teen humans who are willing to support his continued training. His needs are not complex and he will return care given with unwavering devotion, laughs and licks. Are you Stormy’s people?
Microchip Number: 956000014421081
Source Number: RE120211
All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. All necessary vet work such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment is 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.