7-month-old Kelpie x – Cosmos (now Coby), has experienced much in his short life. Rescued and hand-reared from 2-days-old, adopted by loving young couple at 10-weeks-old, surrendered and taken into BDR’s care at 5-months-old and fostered by wonderful Jodie & Miff at The Grateful Dog Boarding Hotel where he began to learn many dog life-lessons and good manners.

Because Coby was removed from his mother at 2-days of age, he has since suffered many behavioural issues. He never got to learn how to be a well-adjusted dog, which is why it is so important for puppies to stay with their mum and litter siblings for as long as possible (ideally 10 -12 weeks).

Coby’s new adoptive family have never-the-less completely fallen for his charms. Wendy, dad, 13-year-old son and 5-year-old Cavoodle Buddy, have really come together as a focussed training unit and persevered through many of Coby’s crazy, anti-social antics. They have embraced and implemented all advice given, and have appreciated the challenge.

After 5-weeks in his new paradisiacal hinterland home, Coby is settling in well. He still has more work to do, but he has adjusted to the cows, learnt how to play nicely with Buddy, has matured incredibly and has certainly learned how to enjoy all the farm and home comforts 👌😊

Coby has never been without love in his short life and he sure has landed on his paws now. Keep up the good work blessed boy  💓🐶👪🐶💓

Charming “Cosmos” is a 5-month-old desexed male Kelpie x Border Collie x Cattle Dog.

He’s been well-loved ever since he and his two surviving siblings and mother were found in an isolated ditch on farmer x’s property. Said farmer removed the mother dog back to the farm, leaving the 2-day-old pups to die. Kindly farm-hands took them in and hand-reared them.

Cosmos was adopted at 10-weeks by a well-meaning young couple who had never owned a dog before. They showered young Cosmos with love and care but finally realised they couldn’t cope with such a fast growing and hyperactive boy.

Cosmos has a lovely nature, is affectionate and super smart, but has not been dog-socialised or trained enough. He’s now learning lots, developing manners and expending pent-up energy in fabulous dog-heaven foster-care with the lovely folk from The Grateful Dog.

Cosmos needs to find a loving home where he can continue with his socialisation, exercise, training and calming strategies.

Please phone Shell from Byron Dog Rescue on 0458461935 for more information.

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