When Carmen has to go potty, she signals by standing by the door. She hasn't had an accident in her crate and keeps it clean through the night. Attention is something that Carmen is certainly a fan of, and she can be a tad bit needy sometimes. She loves pets and butt scratches and if ignored enough, she’ll eventually lie down on the dog bed by herself. New people do not scare her in the least since she sees all humans as best friends! She'll trot right up to them and shower them with kisses. Walks are one of Carmen's favorite things and she gets VERY excited when Foster Dad takes the leash out. She even leaps down the stairs skipping 4 or 5 steps at a time! She is still working on her manners as she cannot contain her excitement and that makes it difficult to put a leash on. Despite her energy peaks for walks, she is a very chill dog who enjoys cat naps very much so. For the most part, she's a go-with-the-flow type of gal who would do just fine with daily walks and some play time.
Carmen is working hard on her skills - she has mastered waiting patiently for her meals and is working on Sit, Leave It, and Down. She is always such a happy dog and never stops wagging her tail. In fact, when she first came in to ACR she had a bad case of happy tail. It’s a real thing- dogs that wag their tail so hard that it’s constantly banging against doors, walls, fences, etc until it bleeds. It took a while to heal (how do you tell a dog to stop being happy!?) but she is much better now!
A trainer recently evaluated Carmen and got a glowing review. Here is what she had to say: "Carmen is an extremely balanced and well behaved dog, very food motivated, easily corrected and receptive to positive leadership and reinforcement. She is also highly Intelligent and mellow." She is a wonderful dog and will make such a big, happy addition to any family in need of an only canine! If you’re looking for a big heart with big love, Carmen is your gal! She needs to be the only dog in a home and with adults only.
To ensure our dogs are placed in a safe environment, we require a home visit for all adoptions. Because of this, we typically only adopt to homes within 30 minutes of Athens, GA. If you are further away than that and are interested in one of our pups, please still fill out an application and we can discuss your options. Please understand that you would be responsible for all transportation - meeting the dog, picking the dog up to start a trial, returning the dog should he/she not be a good fit, etc. Please visit our website for more info. (www.athenscaninerescue.com)
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