He's incredibly smart, loving, and goofy. Everyone who has spent time with him loves him. We've spent a lot of time training him (obedience, agility, tricks) and think that he would make an exceptional dog for someone who has the experience, time, and energy to work with him. He's learned every trick we've tried to teach him very quickly. You name it, he can probably do it.
He has grown up with cats and is fine with them. He has also gone to doggie daycare before, and is walked with a group of dogs daily (off leash), and does fine with them. He's never exhibited any food guarding behaviors and has never destroyed anything in our house (he's actually remarkably disciplined around food, considering how often our two toddlers leave it within his reach).
He does have leash aggression issues (mostly when he sees another dog - he often goes into a herding crouch and gets frustrated). Soccer balls, skateboards, and Chuck-its are his kryptonite (he obsessively herds dogs/people playing with Chuck-its). He also barks and jumps all over people when they come to the door (didn't do this as much before we had kids, not sure if it would go away in a different environment).
We believe that he would thrive in a quieter environment with more space. Honestly, he would probably make an incredible farm dog. A few years ago, a woman running a herding class that we attended jokingly asked if she could keep him.
We love Rodeo, and it's because we love him that we're trying to find another home for him. He deserves better than a postage stamp yard in a noisy city environment!
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