Age: 9 months old
Weight: 55 lbs
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
Good with kids: Unknown
Adoption Fee: $475
Niko, is a handsome 9 month old smooth coat collie male, that is very smart and does amazing with his basic commands: sit/lay/leave it. He is potty trained and does well letting you know he needs to go out. He does well on a leash and has not shown any pulling and reins easily in, if you so desire. Keep in mind Nico is a puppy and he greatly enjoys playing with people and his toys. He needs more direction in his training regarding begging for food and shows some food aggression. He has been amazing at his foster home, get along with the other fur animals of the house, that includes a "alpha" spaniel mix, a senior female pom and a 10 month old Bouvier.
He does well staying out of the crate at nights and sleep right beside the master's bed. He tends to cry at little at night, as if to get extra attention, a soft hug and reassurance that he is loved and not alone, seems to let him know that all is well. In his "big dog" body, he desire to be the eternal lap dog. Once he plays himself out, throughout the day he's completely satisfied to lay at your feet for an hour or so nap, belly up, legs straight up in the air, with a toy close by.
Nico shows amazing signs of being an excellent family member to an active owner. One who is committed to allow him to get exercise and a dominate figure that will keep him in check. He is a talker, and he will need access to toys and chewys to keep him content. He has shown excellent qualities of letting the household know if there is something or someone is near the property. Nico would really enjoy a forever brother or sister or both.
If you are that person who desire a handsome fellow to take to a dog park or hiking or enjoy crisp autumn evenings with, this is your DOG!