Section One

Name Riley
Age 2 years
Sex Male
Location Essex
Neutered Yes
Microchipped Yes
Tail Long

Section Two

people People Status Good, very engaged, has lived with teenagers. New owners will need to give him time to grow in confidence. He does not like being hugged or feeling trapped. His body language is good and easy to read
dog Dog Status Good with some but cannot live with other males. Will by choice, avoid other dogs when out
cat Cat Status Unknown
handling Handling (Grooming) Good
travel Travel A bit anxious
home Home Alone A bit anxious and can cry/pace for a few minutes
house training House Training Good
training Training Needs further training but loves to learn. Loves a ball
health Health Good


Other Comments: Like many springers Riley can resource guard his toys, food and even the space around his human (which is why he must be an only dog in his new home). His issues with other dogs have always been about not sharing what is his and about competing for attention which happened regularly when he lived with another dog of the same age.

Our assessor says” He is a lovely dog from a home where his needs were not understood or met. He is very keen and quick to learn and would do well with someone interested in training; I know he would love to learn new skills”.

New Owners: Will need to use positive training methods, understand dog behaviour and have knowledge of resource guarding. Above all they must be interested in training and working with Riley and giving him that interaction that he desires.

Section Three

Area Coordinator email
Rebecca Downie