****SECURE FENCE REQUIRED****
Sissy is a 2 1/2 year old female Border Collie whose foster home is in Westville, Indiana. For additional information on Sissy, please contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions on our application process or for an online application, go to the Adoption Info page on our website at www.comebyebcrescue.org.
Sissy has been with me for 8 months now and is super fun to work/play with! She is food and toy motivated! Her focus and eye contact are amazing! Sissy has completed an obedience and beginner agility class and is ready to learn more. She is always pointing out to me where the critters are hiding in the back yard, barn hunt or nose works may be good classes for her as well. Even though she is a busy little girl, she does have an off switch. Now that the weather is nice she will often take a nap on the back deck.
At home she is very relaxed, confident and playful! In a new environment she is a little nervous and unsure. Like most Border collies, Sissy is very sensitive! She has responded very well to my cheerleader style of training. She LOVES her people! Sissy will crawl on your lap and give very gentle soft kisses. She is a velcro dog and follows me everywhere.
Sissy is great with my dogs most of the time. Inside she is very polite. Outside, when she's running and playing her prey drive will kick in. She sometimes will run right into one of my dogs to stop them. She loves toys, and has no problems taking one out of the mouth of another dog! She has shown some resource guarding behaviors with other dogs around food. Sissy has been learning from my dogs what behavior's are appropriate and what behavior's will not be tolerated. During her agility class she had a few dogs run up and get in her face and she was just fine with it. I will place Sissy in a home with other dogs as long as that home is very dog savvy and has experience dealing with these behaviors.
We are working on impulse control and for her to be able to walk by moving vehicles without her lunging at them. She is not a dog that would do well in a city environment. A secure fence is still a must for Sissy! I do not feel an invisible fence would keep her safe! A home where she is not left alone for more than 5 hours would be best. I would also recommend that she not go to a home with cats.
Stay tuned for more to come on this fabulous girl!
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