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Color
Black
Sex
male
Date of birth
08 aug 2016
Land of birth
IE Ireland
Land of standing
VC 58
Racing Name
Midian Puma
Ear mark
RB UPL
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Jack

male, 4 years old, Black

Added by LadyVictoria

Updated: Wednesday 23 Sep

Jack is a very friendly boy!

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by Greytness

Thursday 24 Sep 07:19



Congratulations Jack, hope you have a long and wonderful life with your new family x

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by Stevie,Sarah,Willow&Max'smom

Sunday 20 Sep 19:33



Lovely to sign Jack up with his new family, wishing you all the best. X

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by cloggyerik

Sunday 20 Sep 17:13



Jack, have a great retirement. It was a joy having you around I am sure you will make your new home a happy home. You are such a kind soul. Take care

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by Shanesmum

Sunday 20 Sep 16:27



All the very best to you in your new home fella. x

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by shanishoo

Sunday 20 Sep 14:33



Be happy in your new forever home Jack, well done handsome xxxxx

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by cloggyerik

Monday 07 Sep 12:57



Hello Jack, we saw each other today. I am so impressed the antibiotics are really helping you on a physical and emotional basis. Walking around happy and confident BRILLIANT!!! I
am so pleased for you

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 01 Sep 22:29



Erik brought Jack back to the kennels to meet a family who have been following his progress during his stay with Erik and his family. They loved him and offered him a home. :) Xx So happy for him. He is a super, lovely lad. Xxx

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by cloggyerik

Tuesday 01 Sep 22:05



Jack well done I am really pleased for you and I belief you are going to such a nice family with great surroundings. It is simply the best news and outcome for you. Enjoy your retirement.

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by shanishoo

Tuesday 01 Sep 19:04



Well done Jack, not surprised after your glowing reports from your foster family, so pleased for you xxxx

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by Shanesmum

Tuesday 01 Sep 16:16



Fabulous news Jack - well done. x

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 31 Aug 21:37



We are so grateful to Erik and his family for inviting Jack into their home the last week. He has certainly experienced life in the big wide world! :) We are hoping the viewing for him tomorrow will go well and everything he has learnt with Erik will stay with him for the future. Xxx

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by cloggyerik

Monday 31 Aug 20:18



Today is Jacks last full day with us, tomorrow he is going back to the kennel to meet a prospect mum and dad, fingers, legs, arms, and toes crossed for him. The start of the morning is the standard routine, we get up, take the dogs for their morning wee. I have my much-needed coffee and then we have our walk. After the walk, they have their normal 45-minute wait for food. Jack is still eating if his life depends on it, quite normal behaviour after live in a kennel.

In the afternoon we went to Bosworth Water Park. It is a nice relaxing walk for Charlotte and Jack. As we always do walk halfway around the water park and then have a pick nick. Jack behaved like a gentleman, he did not pester much for food, which is great. He also had a good look at some really big fish. Whilst my daughter was playing in the play area we relaxed in the car. We shared a little bit of ice-cream which you seem to enjoy.

When we returned Jack and Charlotte were both tired and were sleeping the rest of the afternoon. We had a little walk in the evening as they were tired already and seemed uncomfortable on your left paw. Your paw and pads seem fine, so not sure why. Their dinner time is becoming a routine for Jack now. He knows where his bowl is and rushes to it, so all great.

Jack it has been great having you with us. I feel you have done brilliantly during the last week. I am so pleased to see you grow in confidence. You walk so much better compared to my first walk with you, in so many different ways. We will miss, having you around but, it is now time for you to find your forever home. You will make a great companion dog as you enjoy just being around people relaxing.

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by cloggyerik

Sunday 30 Aug 20:17



Jack had a nice relaxed Sunday. When he went downstairs I took him outside straight away. He had a number of wees and a poo. We soon went for a walk and did an other walk along the canal. Was very pleasant and both Jack and Charlotte were sniffing constantly so it took a bit of time.

I had to get the car cleaned but decided to leave Jack home with my wife and Charlotte. A car wash may just be a bit to stressful for Jack. My daughter and I were away for a couple of hours. When we returned my wife told me that Jack had been singing beautiful songs even though Charlotte and My wife were home. It just shows that Jack needs training to be left alone as there are no specific triggers I could identify which make him sing.

The afternoon was relaxed we stayed home and only went out for a evening walk. Again this was very relaxed took a different route along the canal. It was greatly enjoyed. We came across a Akita cross. We also come across a mastiff and Jack was fine with both no reactions He did find people playing football interesting. The evening meal come and went with no issues.

Jack has made great progress this week. He has gone from a kennel dog to a well behaved pet very quickly. When he first arrived he had wee and poo issues, being a bit nervous, not sure home to behave with our old girl and singing now and then. Today, Jack is a dog who will ask himself to go out (we also recognise the signals), touch wood no accidents today. Who is calm, responds well to instructions, likes his comforts and is confident enough to take himself away if he wants peace and quite from a four year old. Jack appears to respond very well to positive re-enforcement, ignore unwanted behaviour and really praise wanted behaviour. Jack you done brilliant the last week, made some much progress absolutely brilliant well done!!!

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 29 Aug 23:01



Great to see Jack's update. :) Xxx

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by cloggyerik

Saturday 29 Aug 21:11



Today a nice day with some activity in the late morning and early afternoon. Jack was up nice and early. We went straight outside and he did to wee’s there. Even though he did those, he still had a wee inside. As mentioned, he needs to be neutered.

We had a nice walk today; we are all getting used to one another so Jack walks really nicely with Charlotte. When Charlotte is sniffing in a place, he rushes there to join in just in case there is something good to smell there. The rest of the morning he relaxed, my daughter was quite exuberant today, but he did not flinch and just ignored it.

Today our school trip took us to Ventura park. There we had some walks. We met a toddler who wanted to greet our doggies. It was a good example how it should not be. The child was jumping up and down and making lots of noise right Infront of the faces of Jack and Charlotte. In doggie language that is a show of aggression and with the wrong dog that could end up in disaster. The parents were sensible enough and took the toddler away. It also shows how good both Jack and Charlotte are, they did not react at all.

There was another trip to Pets at home, we had a nice walk through the shop and also bought some food and treats. We had a walk around Ventura park. It was rather busy there today and Jack met a puppy Golden Retriever Jack had a good sniff again very well behaved. After we returned, we relaxed Jack could not settle but when my wife covered him with a blanket he relaxed. My wife thinks he likes his comforts.

The evening was very relaxed. Jack and Charlotte had another walk this turned out to be quite wet. They both patiently waited for their turn to have food. After Jack had his dinner, I have learned to take Jack out in the garden to avoid him having accidents in the house. Jack did a very gentleman like telling off, of Charlotte. I heard a very soft growl and saw that Charlotte was lying on Jacks bedding. I removed Charlotte from Jacks place so he could lie down. Fair play to Jack

After I have observed Jack for the last five days, I have changed my mind whether Jack will do better in a pack. Jack and Charlotte do not lay close to each other up stairs or in the dining room. Jack is quite content to go upstairs and lay down there to relax. I think what Jack wants and needs is someone to be around, human or canine. I do not belief he will be fussed who it is he simply want company.

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by cloggyerik

Friday 28 Aug 20:35



Today Jack had a more relaxing day. After all the adventures we had it seemed like a good idea to just spend some time at home. The morning started well, Jack is now able to go up and down the stairs by himself. We went out straight away for him to relief himself. I made sure he had not one wee but two. Then we continued with our morning routine to get our daughter ready for her last day at Nursery.

She wanted us all to walk to nursery. If fact she wanted to walk with Jack, which we allowed. I allow this because either my wife or I are close with her so we can intervene if needed. Additionally, we had Charlotte before our daughter was born so she is used to dogs. Most importantly, we guide our daughter constantly on how she must behave with dogs. Never allow a toddler, young child to be unsupervised with a dog. Bottom line is that they are still animals, the dogs I mean ????. However, It does show the confidence I have that Jack will calmly walk.

After the hour walk, it was time for breakfast after their 45 minute rest. Unfortunately, after breakfast Jack did a wee near the food bowls, I did not have the chance to take him out. To me it is territorial behaviour which neutering will help to resolve. Jack rested for the remainder of the morning.

Then it was bath time, I first washed Charlotte. Jack is not a silly dog the moment he saw Charlotte in the bath he went upstairs. One Charlotte was done I got Jack from upstairs, no problems. I manage to lift him in the bath and had a pampering session. He was as good as gold but went upstairs to relax.

He relaxed upstairs most of the afternoon until I started cooking. He really wants to watch me cook in case some food could be found. I had to reinstall a child gate, we had this also for Charlotte when we first had her as she would also constantly go in the kitchen. Just to make my live easier, I placed it back. Then it was time to pick up our daughter. We decided to leave both at home and again record how Jack was. He is already so much better being on his own, he did not do his normal songs but just the occasional whine. He will still need training on being on his own.

Jack had a good day today. less accidents today, this is also as I understand his signals better and pre-empt what may occur to avoid the accidents. He was brilliant in the bath and such a gentlemen with walking with our daughter.

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by cloggyerik

Thursday 27 Aug 20:25



Jack had a bit more relaxed day, but seemed a little unsettled today. However, lets start with last night as Jack got a good telling of from Charlotte, who I think was a little jealous after all the activity I did with Jack during the day. Jack got a bit scared so needed some reassuring. Charlotte got a telling off and after defiantly laying down on Jack’s bedding Charlotte went upstairs in a strop. Greyhounds can be such sensitive souls.

In the morning Jack kept me busy with cleaning. When we woke up we went down stairs and I took him out for him to relief himself which he did I belief he even had a poo, so well done Jack. The positive reinforcement was a bit premature when he came in the house he did a wee near the food bowls. They were given food and after the food he did it again near the food bowls. Jack needs to learn and so do we as humans and this can take time.

Sofia, our daughter was quite busy and noisy in the morning running around but Jack did not flinch just looked up as if to say what are you doing. After the busy early morning Jack and I got ready to go to the kennel for me to do a walk with one of the other dogs. He was not very keen to go in the car but still jumped in himself, well done jack. The traveling is really no problem at all.

Jack was quite pleased to see some of the other dogs, he also inspected the kitchen and he was especially keen on the bin with food. Jack managed to take some bread from the bin. Unfortunately for Jack I took it from his mouth as I do with Charlotte. Jack stayed in the kennel whilst I was away with another dog.

The journey back was very wet but as always Jack just lay down and did not hear or see him. When we come home, he went straight inside just lay down on hi bedding. Ohh we did have another accident with wee. For the rest of the afternoon he has simply been relaxing. I had to do shopping whilst my wife stayed home and on my return I was told he had not made a sound lay down on Charlotte’s bed upstairs.

During the evening Jack switched between upstairs and downstairs. He stayed downstairs whilst we were eating to be close to the food. He was really good and lay down on his bedding rather then hovering around the table. Food was given and then taken out for a wee and poo. Jack has generated possible interest which is brilliant, however, this is by no means certain. Please if you like Jack make an appointment to see him, he will simply want company and loving reassurance he is great with children and be such a great companion dog.

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by shanishoo

Thursday 27 Aug 15:35



Great updates on Jack, and fab new photos, love the one with Charlotte and the one with the mirror xxxxx

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by Shanesmum

Thursday 27 Aug 10:21



Jack it certainly sounds like you are experiencing all life has to offer and are doing vey well. It must be very daunting to venture out into the big wide world, but it sound like you are a quick learner and with time and guidance will get there.

I love the photos of you in your foster home, your foster sisfur Charlotte is very pretty and I expect is keeping you in line!! Enjoy the rest of your stay sweetheart. xx

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by DaybreaksRuth

Thursday 27 Aug 07:04



Jack is having a fabulous time in his foster home and I’ve added the photos sent x

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by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 26 Aug 22:19



What a super boy Jack is! He is certainly getting to experience life during his stay with Erik and his family. :)) Xxx

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by cloggyerik

Wednesday 26 Aug 20:28



Jack had an eventful day today with lots of traveling. We had a good start to the day, Jack is starting to understand that he needs to do his wee and poo in the garden. So during the night no accidents and first thing in the morning to the garden for some much needed relief. We had a great walk in the morning and his stool is very good. I have now noticed on two separate occasions that he does not react to cats, not even lifting his head. He may be cats friendly but that can be confirmed at the kennel.

As mentioned, Jack did a lot of traveling today. My wife needed to go into the office in Birmingham today so in the morning Jack come along to Birmingham. Next stop was Pets at home in Tamworth. We had a walk through the shop no bad behaviour at all. He enjoyed the shopping and then of home again. The rest of the afternoon he was relaxing on his bed only to raise his head when I was cooking in the kitchen.

In the afternoon, Jack come along to pick my wife up. That was quite an experience for him. He had to go on the a footbridge to cross a very busy road. He needed a little bit of reassurance, but he did great. In the city he also coped well with the busses, trams, cars, the beeping, sirens and not to forget those two-legged creatures called humans. He found it all very fascinating.

During the early evening he has been relaxing, we did find a poo in the house we are not sure when that happened, but as with any dog we also need to learn when they indicate they want to relief themselves. It is so easy to forget how used we are to our own dog(s) and how WE learned their signals and non-verbal communication. We wanted to give him a bath but maybe we do that tomorrow as it already has been a very busy day with lots of new experiences. I am incredibly pleased how quickly he has settled. Jack really is a truly kind soul.

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by cloggyerik

Tuesday 25 Aug 19:54



Jack’s first night was good, he wanted to be near Charlotte or maybe all of us so as Charlotte sleeps upstairs in our room, so did Jack. Jack was helped downstairs during the night, but did not come up straight away, we got treated to a little song from him. He had two accidents during the night one wee and during the morning one poo neither we saw happen so could not correct him.

Jack is a quick learner; he has discovered the purpose of the kitchen now and wonders into the kitchen which we need to correct. As mentioned, before he is a quick learner and understands that “NO” means he should not do that or go there. Our daughter has declared that she really likes Jack, so I will need to explain again that he is only staying for a couple of days but a great indorsement for Jack.

When we took our daughter to nursery, it was an opportunity to assess separation. We recorded what happened when we were gone for about 10-15 minutes. When I listened back it was clear that step by step training will be required, very slowly increasing the time gap between leaving and returning.

We had a very wet morning walk but no issues whatsoever. He dealt well with the traffic noise, people on the street. It was a really easy walk with Jack as it always is. Charlotte and Jack been sleeping most of the day. We also did a pampering session with Jack he let me handle his paws, let me inspect his teeth and had a combing session, all with no problems at all.

The evening walk with Charlotte and Jack was fine again. There was a tender moment when we getting ready to go for our walk. Jack rested his muzzle on Charlottes back and were standing like that for 20 seconds. Still not enough time to get my mobile and take a photo. Whilst Jack can be naughty he is an absolute lovely dog to have around.

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by cloggyerik

Monday 24 Aug 21:27



Jack arrived at our home very calm, he is staying with us for a couple of day to learn the ropes of living in a house. Of course, as expected he had a couple of accidents indoors. Charlotte (our Greyhound) has told Jack off twice when he was being a bit over eager. Our Charlotte and Jack been in the garden together. Charlotte was relaxing, whilst Jack was busy scent marking territory. He continued his initial exploring of the ground floor. Jack then settled for the floor near the front door and a mirror, Charlotte is residing on her Sofa as usual.

He really has a fascination with the mirror. He is looking at his mirror image and even growled at his image. It has been quite funny to watch. I think he is now lying there to make sure his mirror image is behaving as well as the real Jack. Charlotte and Jack had a walk together along the canal. I do not walk this route often and had forgotten there is a bridge with stairs to conquer. Luckily for me Jack negotiated these well, also going down the stairs, well done Jack. I remember when we first got Charlotte, we had to teach her to go up and down the stairs as she would otherwise keep us awake at night.

After a couple of hours Charlotte and Jack both did not need to muzzle at home. I only put them back on for Jack when our four-year-old whirl wind come home, probably more for Jacks safety ???? Jack has been really good with our four-year-old daughter. She was being noisy, sudden movements, all the things you would expect from a four-year-old. Jack was curious but not really fussed.

I must say Jack has done really well for his first day in a home environment with a noisy and active four-year-old. I am really pleased he has settled in so well. Yes he needs to learn about our rules and the accidents but he is clever and picks things up well. Lets see how his first night will be.

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by LadyVictoria

Tuesday 18 Aug 23:10



Jacke spent a lot of time sitting outside in one of the runs today. He loves being able to see what's going on. We gave him a nice comfy raised bed to sit on but he preferred a blanket on the floor. :) He does like company and would thrive in a home with another dog to be his friend or someone who is at home most of the time. He would be lovely company. Xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Saturday 15 Aug 21:06



Jack is doing much better now, he is a lot calmer and seems to be settling in his kennel at night. He really is a very friendly lad who loves everyone two legged and four. He is quite small for a boy...he wouldn't take up all of the sofa, just most of it! :))) Xxx

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by LadyVictoria

Friday 14 Aug 00:17



Thanks so much to Erik for taking Jack out to the park today. What a good boy he was. :) Xxx

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by cloggyerik

Thursday 13 Aug 14:41



Today I had the pleasure of taking Jack out for a walk in Sutton Park. He is a good traveller, yes, I needed to lift him into the car but mine is quite high to jump in to. The treat did not work with him to lure him in the car. He initially was standing but he soon lay down and I could see him occasionally looking out of rear the window. Return journey was the same, did not see or hear him.

When we arrived at the park you were keen to get out and have a sniff around. We first meet a very vocal poodle which you were not sure of. Then you meet a big Labrador, for some reason he scared you, but you soon calmed down. I did not experience any pulling in fact you were amazingly easy to walk

You were certainly curious about the sounds, sights and smells in the park, the ducks were of interest. We came across a family with children and had a chat, I was told that one was normally scared of dogs, but your calm nature ensured she was not so scared, brilliant. There were other children running past you and making lots of noise, you looked up but was not really flustered by them. Bicycles also did not bother you at all.

We also came across a German Shepard Dog, you showed interest but was not worried about them. We also come across that very vocal miniature poodle and that scared you this time. Again, you came around quickly. Then we came across a border collie and he did not bother you at all. Finally, we met two Labradors who were playing in the water. One was busy with a log the other slowly approached you. You took your time approaching the dogs, you then wanted to be with them whilst a little warry. I then had trouble getting you to move onwards.

I did notice that your stamina will need some building-up. 20 to 25 minutes into the walk you seemed to have had enough. I also noticed that you are not keen on walking on rough gravel/stones it seems uncomfortable for you. I did take you in the grass plain and that seemed much more comfortable for you and you walked much better.

Jack, thank you for the walk today I am proud of your first walk in the big world. It was an easy walk for me. You are a truly kind dog, who is a little nervous which your new family need to take time to understand when or what makes you nervous. You made me laugh when we returned to the kennel. As I got you out of the car, I realised I forgot something the moment I opened the driver’s door you jumped in and went to the backseat to get comfortable. As Kate mentioned to me and I agree that you may want to be part of a pack. You will need lots of positive re-enforcement and patience and you will make a family incredibly happy.

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by Stevie,Sarah,Willow&Max'smom

Wednesday 12 Aug 18:59



Jack seemed much happier today. As Lady Victoria said he is very sweet and very handsome. X

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by LadyVictoria

Wednesday 12 Aug 13:30



Jack arrived at the kennels with Yardy...he is a happy lad but lacks Yardy's confidence. He is a happy little soul but was quite stressed the day he arrived and again yesterday. Hopefully he will soon settle into his new surroundings. He has a very sweet disposition and is also very handsome! :))

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by Shanesmum

Tuesday 11 Aug 15:09



Welcome poppet, so glad you enjoyed your arrival bath - it does make you feel all shiny & fresh doesn't it? Looking forward to meeting you on Friday. xx

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by LadyVictoria

Monday 10 Aug 23:04



New boy Jack is lovely! Thanks so much for to Yvonne and Sue for giving him a bath when he arrived....he enjoyed it! :) Xxx

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by shanishoo

Monday 10 Aug 13:36



Oh Jack, you are a little stunner xxxx

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