Update from foster mom: Taylor is absolutely a sweet and loving companion. She moved in very easily to our household, with six other dogs and five cats. She shows zero interest in the cats. She has successfully integrated into the dog pack, navigating everything from a high energy 11 month old to an obnoxious min pin to an 11 year old senior. She is house broken and her manners are lovely. She does beg a bit at the table, but it consists of her sitting nearby while you eat. She does well with food, no aggression at all. I have been feeding her EVO dry with fresh cooked meats and veggies. She cleans her plate! She sleeps well through the night and enjoys naps. She is playful and enjoys squeaky toys and peanut butter kongs. She does pull a bit on the leash, though we have been practicing and it is improving. She also stays with me while I am doing yard work, and listens well when asked to come closer to me.
The barking: So, Taylor does enjoy a good bark. I have been using hand signals and a NO BARK command with some degree of success. The thing that I have noticed is that she is becoming desensitized to many of the things that made her bark when she first arrived a week ago. I anticipate nothing but positive progress in this area. Additionally, she really, really loves human companionship. Initially she was very upset when I would leave the house. However, she has come to realize that carrying on doesn’t help to bring me back. She now limits her excitement/barking to when she knows I have returned because she hears me coming into the garage.
She is great with kids, too. My two year old niece has met her and her assessment is: ‘Taylor is a very sweet, very good little doggy.’ This is a fabulous dog who will be loyal and bring much joy into your life!The Adoption Fee for this dog is $200.00.
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