VIDEO: Dog of the week – Bella

TRAINING sessions are vital for border collie Bella, so the new owners will need to ‘go the extra mile’.

Dogs Trust said an interest in dog training would be needed and Bella’s new owners will have to be dedicated to helping with 121 training sessions, scent and ground work, toy games and tricks/attention work.

Dedication to Bella's training is needed by new owners

Dedication to Bella's training is needed by new owners

The 18-month-old female dog is a lot of fun and affectionate.

“She is a very sweet and affectionate dog when she knows you and loves nothing more than to have cuddles,” said Dogs Trust.

“However, she can be shy of new people, so her trainer is working on introductions with her.”

Bella needs an adult-only home and cannot live with cats or small furries, but could live with another playful dog.

“She loves her toys and is very puppy-like when she plays with them. Bella also enjoys her food and chews, so her trainer is pairing meal times with mental stimulation to keep her mind busy.

“Bella needs to be exercised in quiet locations, so it’s essential that owners have a car and a garden.”

Contact the Shoreham rehoming centre on 01273 452576.