Age Range: 5 Years
Location: Ammon, ID
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Lady is a sweetheart! She is 5 years old. She loves to follow her family around, cuddle (even though she’s a little long for a lap dog), play fetch with a tennis ball and go for walks. She’s super fast and loves to run! She would do well to be exercised regularly to get her more comfortable being around others and more stimulation.
She is anxious around new people and usually retreats or warns them with a growl or bark not to come near her, even little children. She has a big bark for a little dog. She’s done well with our kids but she’s very nervous when their friends come over (which is inevitable). She also likes to run out the door for a brief adventure! With a recent culmination of homes we have 10 people in our family & someone is always opening a door when the weather is decent 😉
We did do a great training last year around other dogs (her buddy was put down last year at the age of 12). It was hard for her as she’s very scared of other dogs, but she did learn a few things. Consistency and a whole lot of work is needed to achieve the intended results. I also think she needs a lot more of the positive reinforcement and to be firm but not harsh with any discipling. As a mom of 6 in nursing school I cannot give her all the time she deserves. I just know there’s someone who could love her as much as we do AND give her a more peaceful and active lifestyle.
After changing vets a few years ago we finally figured out that she has Lupus which has only affected the skin on her nose. Medications didn’t seem to help after a period of time so she is not on anything currently in. It does get worse if she’s in the sun a lot. She has also begun losing her hair this year. Our vet is aware, but we don’t know why yet. I wonder if it’s stress.
This is a lot of info. and it’s not all perfect. I just want her to have tried best life she can where she’s happy and very much loved. She’s my sweetheart that deserves more time, fun and less stress.