Rexx Collie Dofb 08.2010 Haywards Heath

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maidmaza
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Re: Rexx Collie Dofb 08.2010 Shamley Green Foster

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Today we introduced Rexx to our cat Tulla. We had Rexx on lead, he was very interested but didn't lunge or snap at him. So for a 1st proper meet this shows he has the potential to learn. Will keep doing this slowly for as long as he's with us. But there's hope that he could live with a cat given patience.
Rexx is very responsive to commands & wants to please.

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Re: Rexx Collie Dofb 08.2010 Shamley Green Foster

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A couple more pictures of Rexx 💜
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Sleepy boy!!
Sleepy boy!!
Happy boy!!
Happy boy!!

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Re: Rexx Collie Dofb 08.2010 Shamley Green Foster

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Rexx is doing so well!!
He loves his walks!! 😉 A 15 minute street walk & maximum 40 mins afternoon walk is all Rexx needs, along with a bit of ball play if he feels like it
Rexx has a good nose on him & loves to follow the different scents through the woods.
If he spots a squirrel he wants to chase it.. but obviously he's on lead so can't 😥 he doesn't pull hard but does his best meercat impression standing on his hind legs to see where it goes.
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Rexx walking with Des in the woods.
Rexx walking with Des in the woods.
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Re: Rexx Collie Dofb 08.2010 Shamley Green Foster

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As you can see Rexx's coat is lovely & shiny. He does enjoy a good brushing!
Rex in the sun.jpg

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Re: Rexx Collie Dofb 08.2010 Shamley Green Foster

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Today Rexx met our neighbours Golden Lab bitch, Ellie. He took a real shine to her & kept trying to get her to play.
He's a bit awkward as he sort of gently head butt her legs to get her attention then tried to play chase. Bless him, she's a gentle girl & enjoyed the attention from him.
He definitely prefered her to my dog. love4.gif But my boy wasn't worried by that. :biggrin.gif:

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Re: Rexx Collie Dofb 08.2010 Shamley Green Foster

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I think I can safely say Rexx is relaxed!!!<br />He could be relaxing on your sofa....
I think I can safely say Rexx is relaxed!!!
He could be relaxing on your sofa....

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Re: Rexx Collie Dofb 08.2010 Shamley Green Foster

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So as Rexx is starting to relax, we are finding out more about him.
He's got great manners, he listens when out on lead walks & sits nicely by the kerb when asked. He's house trained, knows all the usual commands & loves a stroke & brush.
He does love to meet other dogs but can be boisterous, so needs a person in control to help him calm.
Rexx is a typical Collie, so previous knowledge of the breed will definitely help him & you. He's got a keen herding instinct so we don't think small children are for him.
He does appreciate a strong, kind leader & listens well, as he really wants to please.
Rexx does perfer Bitches to Males but if you know Collies, you know that older collies often take a while to get to know another dog, so need time, patience & space to do so.
If you are keen for cuddles, good manners, ball play & that look of devotion, he will show you, then Rexx is the boy for you!

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Re: Rexx Collie Dofb 08.2010 Shamley Green Foster

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Rexx now knows one of our walks we go on, that we get to by car. He gets chatty on the way there, with his tail going mad with excitement! He's met most dogs well, the only ones that he's not been happy with have been over familiar large males...but then again who would be!
Rexx accidentally came face to face with our cat the other day, luckily our cat didn't run & a firm 'Leave Him' Rexx backed off & we followed up with much praise for doing so! He did then sit the other side of the stair gate watching for him. But we easily distracted him by getting him in the garden to play.
Rexx does like a cuddle on the sofa but also likes his own space so goes off to either another sofa or the floor. But the time he's spending for sofa cuddles is increasing!
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Re: Rexx Collie Dofb 08.2010 Shamley Green Foster

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Rexx has been back with us for just over 3 weeks now.
Last night both him & our dog actually shared the same sofa, that's the 1st time. So be prepared if you have another dog in the house to give them the time & space to get to know each other. (Rexx is the older boy on the right)
Rexx & Fergus.jpg
Rexx would also be extremely happy to be the only dog.
Well, Rexx & our cat.... he's basically obsessed by the cat. We tried leaving the stair gate open (as that's where our cat is on the other side of when home) however, Rexx chased him out of the house. So we're back to slowly, slowly. So it's still unclear at this stage if he can live with a cat.

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Re: Rexx Collie Dofb 08.2010 Shamley Green Foster

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It's so lovely to see Rexx laying & enjoying the sunshine without the need to run back inside.
He's come a long way, no longer our shadow, just happy being Rexx.
We're still slowly, slowly with our cat. He's absolutely fascinated by the cat. This may wear off in time????....
He gets along with our dog & they are now occasionally playing chase. They're not best friends, but muddle along together.
If you can offer him an adult household, possibly as only dog, and are willing to introduce him to new people slowly. We do this by letting them in with him behind a pet gate, us saying our Hellos & then letting him come in and say hello calmly. (We're doing this as previously he has tried to 'herd' our friends up) He's then fine and wants cuddles from his new friends 💜 He's also then a bit of a tart and is up on the sofa leaning into them & wanting belly rubs! woo.gif]
We have found that Rexx seems to hop a bit on his back legs after about a 40 minute walk, however, the more he's doing walks the less he's hopping. Not sure if this is just him building up his muscles again. But boy does this chap love his walks!!! xx
Enjoying life!
Enjoying life!
Rexx smiling
Rexx smiling
Rexx sitting patiently for his photo
Rexx sitting patiently for his photo
Relaxing Rexx
Relaxing Rexx

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