Nina is a 2-year-old, 50 lb range, female pit mix that is well behaved in a relaxed environment. Nina can get excited with a lot of activity going on around her, and would do best in a calm household. Nina knows all of her basic commands and is pretty good at following them. She knows a few tricks such as 'high five' and 'which hand is it in'. Nina has one health issue. The muscles around her knees were unable to develop properly so her heels pop in and out as she walks. This does not affect her at all, with the exception of when she goes on a walk longer than an hour and a half, then she has some discomfort. Nina is very affectionate, there are no shortages of kisses and snuggles. She does get a bit grumbly when you try to pick her up or hold her a certain way. Nina is well behaved when left out of a crate alone for hours and is house trained. She is pretty calm during the day as well. She likes to sit on the bed and look out the window, sometimes conversing with the people passing by :-) She is good about going potty outside and often eliminates on command. She has had a few baths, which she puts up with. No trying to escape the tub without permission! She doesn't like getting her teeth brushed, will turn her head and not let the brush near her. She is great on a leash, as long as in the beginning of the walk you reiterate not to pull. Nina has a little quirk she does when bored.
She licks her paws incessantly. A tasty dog bone for her to focus on instead works most of the time. When it comes to other dogs, she is the dominant one. She lives with an older male dog and tolerates him. She would prefer to have her humans to herself if given a choice. When she passes other dogs on the street while walking, she whines loudly and pulls toward the other dog. When she is at the vet in the waiting room, she whines nervously. When meeting people for the first time, sometimes she nips at their clothing if they are walking towards her with their hand out. She does well if you offer her a treat so she is comforted that you are a friend. There is no intention of hurting anyone, she just feels scared. Nina is a very sweet and loving dog, that just has
insecurities she is working on with the animal behaviorist. We are requesting that children be 16+ so that she has all family members understanding and working on her training. In addition, a fully fenced in yard is required to be considered to adopt. Nina's adoption fee is $100 (check for monthly specials) and includes spay, vaccinations, and microchip.
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