FRANKIE needs a special home with another playful, young dog and is best with one owner or couple. She is about 3 to 4 years old and would do well in a quiet but active home. FRANKIE is not suitable to live with young kids as she needs consistency and routine and can be fearful in some situations. She has special needs due to an abusive past and will need a patient owner she can trust and bond with. She has beautiful recall on her walks and really wants to please however, patience and understanding is needed. Visit our website at crossourpawsrescue.com for details about FRANKIE and our adoption process.
FOSTER DETAILED UPDATE:
Frankie has been with us for a while now and she has progressed so much! She loves to go on our dog group hikes and will be a perfect companion for someone who loves the outdoors. Frankie has lots of energy and will run to explore the forest the entire hour with us, and we are always impressed with her recall and “check ins”. We love to see her excited smile while she runs and plays.
Frankie still has issues with being crated which we are working through, only for when she might need to be crated at the vets or for possible travel purposes. Frankie must not be crated with the door closed any other time as she becomes fearful and will bark at anyone that approaches her. We have made an open crate accessible for Frankie to go into when she pleases, which is helping her have positive experiences to replace the memories of being crated and abused up North, but it is a journey and Frankie’s new family will need to continue to work through this with her.
Frankie loves both her foster mom and dad and always greets us with a smile and a hug. She is affectionate with other dogs and loves to play and learn from balanced dogs. She can be jealous of other dogs approaching me (foster mom) when she is snuggling and we have dealt with that when she first moved in with us. Recently, we needed to address that again when she started to exhibit the jealous behaviour (whale eyes, stiff body, staring at other dogs, low growls). Frankie responds well to guidance and redirection and will need a home with another friendly dog to play with and learn from. She has met dozens of dogs in our care and has been very social for the most part.
Frankie is a great dog for someone who has extensive experience with dogs and k9 body language. She wears her heart on her sleeve so for someone versed in k9 body language, she is easy to read and her behaviour can be redirected or rewarded right at the crucial mark. She needs someone who can teach her the rules with a firm but loving approach as she needs clear boundaries and works well within them. Frankie responds well to praise over food rewards.
We are working on “Heel” and “Stay”, she sits well, has great recall, walks well with a no pull harness and she also travels well in a car. Frankie needs to feel safe therefore, it is imperative her new family has experience with fearful dogs and can help her be the best dog that she can be.
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