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PUPDATE 25 March 2017 - Yes, sweet Ben is still here. Why? Despite not having a bad bone in his body, Ben can sometimes be reactive to sudden sounds in his environment. He does well here in the house, but has spent time in homes where this is an issue. Ben needs someone with a fairly quiet home, anther calm dog in the home, and someone who can provide him with long walks, or runs to help keep him happy. PUPDATE: 19 March 2016 - Ben is a lovely young dog who would dearly love to have his very own person who can teach him all he needs to know to be a great partner. His first owner neglected this part of his education. As a result, he thinks that his role is to get excited about all manner of household activities, from opening envelopes to running the blender. He revs up and barks at anything he thinks is exciting. He is easy to correct, but it will take someone with patience to work through this behavior. The key will be to help him understand that other behavior is what his new person wants—sitting or lying down, for example. Ben walks well on a leash, including in group walks with other dogs and is crate trained (he LOVES his crate!). He also has a reliable recall, although he should be kept on a long line until he has proven himself in a new home. Best of all, Ben is very sweet and super smart. He would be a great prospect for trick training. He already retrieves balls, sticks, etc. He learns very quickly, and would benefit from having a forever family bent on teaching him as much as they possibly can. ********** PUPDATE 13 June: Ben is really maturing into such a great young dog, with a lovely temperament and a wonderful personality. Ben is great with people, other dogs, and has been ok with the cats here on the farm. He is definitely on the higher end of drive, but is also affectionate and sweet. Ben would make a great buddy for an experienced family who enjoys training, structure, and having their dogs super involved in their lives. ************ 11 April: Ben is a really cool young dog (16 months) who needs someone who loves to train. Ben was purchased as a pup, and has had a great life, but very little direction. He needs, and thrives on, structure and rules, and will need them in his new life in order to become the very best dog he can be. Ben will do best in a home with other dogs, and in a home that can provide structure and training. Due to surgery on his elbow as a pup, he is not a suitable sports prospect, but is an excellent training companion. Ben will need daily training and exercise in order to be happy. He would make a nice hiking companion, or a buddy for looooong walks. Ben is crate trained and housebroken, but does need work on his leash skills. For additional photos of Ben, please see: Please read our procedures prior to making inquiry regarding this dog. Please go to our main website at for more information regarding the adoption of this or any dog from our rescue. Please note that while this dog is currently available, any dog on our site may have an adoption pending and may not be available to you at this time. The same dog may later become available if the adoption falls through. Our website will give you details on our adoption procedures as well as an application for adoption. An application must be submitted prior to 'matching' an adopter with a dog as all dogs do not fit into all homes. We pride ourselves in our adoption process, we take the time to get to know our adopters so that we can place a dog with them that they can enjoy for years to come. Please understand that we will not discuss dogs with individual adopters until after the application process is completed. Our rescue does not have a public facility, therefore there are no visiting hours. Appointments to visit with the available dogs are made after the application process has been completed by our staff. To assist any dog within the MABCR organization, please consider making a donation to the general fund or to the medical fund. All dogs coming into our rescue are fully vetted (s/n and innoculations) prior to adoption. Rescuing animals is quite expensive. If you are unable to adopt, but would like to help this, or any other animal in our system, please consider a sponsorship donation. For information on our sponsorship program, please contact Sarah at DONATE ONLINE USING PAYPAL Thank you for your interest in Mid-Atlantic Border Collie Rescue.


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