Hi! My name is
American Blue Heeler/Australian Cattle Dog/Mix
Date of Birth
May 3, 2020
I would do best in an older family home that has experience with herding type breeds. I can get mouthy and nippy when overstimulated or overwhelmed. I’m currently working through leash reactivity towards dogs, and other stimuli. I’m getting really good at the engage and disengage game, as soon as I look over at a dog, my handler says YES, then I get a reward. Sometimes I take a quick look at the dog before looking back at my handler. I’m getting good at this!
At this time I’m still learning the ropes of being calm around other dogs. While I may be able to work up to having a dog friend, this will be a slow process and it is recommended that I am the only pet in the home.
I very much enjoy following my nose! Scent work and puzzle games are my jam! Wherever food is, my nose will follow. I may benefit from solo dog activities such as agility, nose work, trick training or other jobs that put my mind to good use. I would do best in a quiet community away from dog parks, busy streets, and lots of traffic. A home with a securely fenced in yard is required.
My ideal family would be active and happy to spend time burning energy outside. I am highly trainable with the right motivation (aka food) and love to learn.” – xo, Finnegan
Good with Cats?
NO CATS PLEASE!
Good with Dogs?
Working through dog reactivity, needs to be the only dog while he works through a training plan.
Good with Kids?
Kids 16+ Only
Do I Need Special Care?
Both, Medical and Behavioral - Finnegan came into AARCS' care with two fractured front limbs, he also had part of his tail amputated due to injury. Finnegan is an exuberant heeler puppy, he is currently working through mouthing behaviours as well as leash reactivity towards dogs, small animals, and vehicles. He will need patient and experienced adopters to help him make positive choices.