Foster Situation: Princess is being fostered with her brother Sunset. They play very well together. Princess is the instigator to all their squabbles though none have been more serious that of puppy play. We also have three kids ages 4-12. She does well with the children though she is a puppy and tends to play using her mouth. We have a Cat that doesn't know what to think of the puppies and she avoids them. Princess has not gotten ahold of the cat but she does bark at the cat. We live just outside of town and do not have a fenced yard. I take them out freely and on a leash but never unsupervised. Princess has to be watched for anything. She will put absolutely anything in her mouth and chew on it.
She is learning a leash and does as well as one would expect with only a few days of leash training. She likes to carry the leash in her mouth as she walks. I avoid this by giving her a small toy to carry for now. She rides well in the car though she makes a little noise. The pups are being crate trained. So they sleep in the crate at night.
Princess needs a family that she can be with 24/7. If she has to be left alone she will need to be crated and let out often. She will do well with kids and training needs to be constant. She is food motivated but only a little I think she will be a food motivated once she is older. The shelter has a policy that puppies under a year must be keep primarily indoors. She is a black dog and gets hot easily.
Training: Princess is being crate trained, leash trained, come when called, and sit. She is a little stubborn and head strong.
I provide care and basic training. However, the puppies are only 9 weeks old and training is a little early at this stage. The biggest thing I am doing is exposing them to new situations and guiding them through it. We do positive reinforcement with treats.
Personality: Princess is outgoing, and a little rambunctious. She likes the kids because they also are high energy. She still sleeps a lot. She seems to be a little dominant with the other pup but not too bad. I think it can be corrected. She is high energy and has a good prey drive. She is very playful and will need lots of toys.
Best Attribute: She is beautiful and easy to correct. She takes corrections well and shows signs that she does want to please. She has a distinct personality and I find myself laughing at her a lot. She hasn't shown any aggression towards people or animals.
For more information or to meet Sundance, please contact Joplin Humane Society or call (417) 623-3642.
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