JONESY: Quick, Calm and Eager to Please

All about JONESY: Quick, Calm and Eager to Please

Chip No: 250268743084974
BREED: ICAD general description Chien Courant. More likely Griffon Fauve de Bretagne
DOB: 1 November 2017 (vet estimate)
OK DOGS : YES (male & female)
OK CATS : Not tested but may chase
OK POULTRY : Not tested
OK LIVESTOCK : Not tested
SIZE : 24 kg

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JONESY was found on Friday 18th October 2019 lost and in a poor state.  No-one claimed him.

He immediately proved himself to be an intelligent dog, calm and eager to learn.  He got on well immediately with his recuer’s two other male dogs, which spoke volumes for his temperament.  As indeed did the fact that he never grumbled or showed any aggression about the bite he had on his leg when found.  It was an animal bite that had gone all the way through, caught the bone and had started to get infected.  With the right care, this soon healed.

He was however a little shy and reticent at first.  He is now a confident young dog, if slightly apprehensive when faced with new situations (the broom, vacuum cleaner and mop being examples) . . . until they become familiar!  He was immediately clean in the house with no accidents.

Since those early days JONESY has come on by leaps and bounds.  He now has his basic commands, has learned how to play – not just with canine friends, but with a ball and his human.  And now that he knows his name, his recall is improving, though that might continue to be a work in progress outside, especially if he has got wind of something more interesting!  He has also learned to refrain from counter surfing – though the rubbish bin can be an attraction!  He has got more used to visitors coming to the home, though he can still be apprehensive and a little protective if he is not fully reassured.  He loves car travel where he is quiet and shows no sign of sickness or anxiety. Lead walking about which he originally had no idea is much improved, and he has integrated fully into his fosterer’s household routine.

JONESY has learnt our routine and knows he gets a quick cuddle in bed in the morning whilst we drink our tea and then he gets down onto his own bed. When we get up it’s a morning walk in the woods, back home to get towelled dried , (we are trying to get him used to the hairdryer as well), then breakfast and a bit of calm before any play and training. Afternoon walk, getting dried off, bit of calm then dinner, more calm time then play, calm and then bed (having learned that this is preceded by a last toilet break!).

He plays very well with both our dogs, especially the young Malinois and they can both get quite boisterous but it is easy to bring them both back down if they get over exuberant. He is not a hyper boy and takes to his calm periods very well during the day.

JONESY adores cuddles and fuss and is so affectionate and willing to please. One look into his eyes and you are hypnotised.

Although not tested in our house or garden, he has demonstrated a natural desire to chase the cats that wander in our hamlet.  Equally although he does not appear to be an escape artist, a secure garden is recommended to prevent against the call of the wild.

His training and socialisation continues until his real and forever home can be found.  This means not only home training, but also a weekly group dog training session so he meets other dogs and learns in a completely different environment.

JONESY is currently fostered in Department 24 (Dordogne), and can be adopted anywhere in France or beyond, subject to a very successful home check.  If you would like to know more about JONESY, you can:

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