Brooke is very attentive and responsive to her foster family. She ‘talks’ and ‘listens’ to us with her big brown eyes. She and my two cats have established satisfactory boundaries, if not rapport. She’s excited to ‘go for a ride ‘ in the car. She’s content to go into her crate when I leave the house. At night she sleeps blissfully on her bed on the floor next to my bed. She loves chasing and retrieving her ball outside. She has developed a more gentle game of ‘ball’ for inside. She loves to run in the woods and swim in the lake up north.
Brooke was given up by her previous owner because of problems with a second dog— her brother. She was considered to be dog reactive and so was hard to place with a foster, given that most fosters have a least one dog of their own. Brooke spent almost a year in boarding, where she became a favorite with the volunteers and staff. When I came along as a new potential foster without a dog of my own, Brooke became my first foster.
Brooke is reactive to other dogs and people. With the help of the trainer at LDDR, she has been slowly learning calmer more positive reactions. Her new owner needs to be willing and able to continue the training while managing her environment. LDDR training classes are free for adopters to continue with Brooke after adoption. Brooke should be the only dog in the home. A home with young children would also not be appropriate for Brooke. She would do best with a fenced in yard where she can safely play ball . Though she walks nicely on the leash, she needs to be kept far enough away from triggers - like a charging dog behind an invisible fence. Brooke is a special dog who needs a special owner who will continue to work with her training and give her the time she needs to settle in.
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