Tyson came to BW in February as a mystery man with no background information. All we knew is that he had been used as a stud dog in a commercial centre. He had no experience of being a pet, and he needed to be house trained.
In June, so that we could rehabilitate him into life as a pet, and to assess him, he went to be fostered in Wiltshire. He has learned the joy of sleeping on the sofa and beds, of lovely long walks, sunbathing and chews. Of the delights of living in a pack with playmates and of affection from humans.
Tyson is now house trained, although there is the odd scent marking wee. He is not good with cats or livestock, but other dogs are his favourite thing in the world so we would love to see him rehomed with at least one other dog. Because of his unknown background and his limited exposure to children while in my care he will need an adult only home. He doesn’t trust men so his preferred new family will need to be with a female main carer who will be kind, gentle, patient and understanding. Any man in the house will need to understand his lack of trust and be prepared to wait a while before a bond is formed.
He is a fantastic traveller and brilliant on the lead unless he sees a cat for chasing, or a dog to say hello to. He can be possessive over soft toys and these should be avoided at all costs, but he will happily chase a ball around the garden – just be prepared to fetch it yourself!
Tyson has a wonderful character and with patience and understanding will make someone a fabulous new best friend.