Ivy is a bouncy red & white Terrier mix who is full of energy and smart as a whip. She has gorgeous green eyes that will melt your heart, and big, glorious ears you won’t be able to keep your hands off of.
For a little girl (32 lbs.) who was running the streets without much human interaction, she has quickly picked up on what it means to be a “house dog”. It has only been 5 weeks since I got her, but she has already learned sit, down, off, and drop it, and we’re working on wait and stay although I must say she’s even got those two down pretty good.
She is housebroken (except for a little “puddling” when she gets too excited, but even that is getting better) and uses the doggy door. She waits like a big girl along w/my girl while I get their food ready, and then waits for me to tell her it’s ok to go in her crate to eat. I feed her in her crate w/the door shut & make her wait while my girl gets finished so she’s getting more comfortable being shut inside. She will go in & out of her crate on her own as long as the door is open. She’s also leash trained, although were still working on the perfect heel.
Ivy plays wells with my girl who is a 40 lbs., pittie mix, and believe me when I say they play hard. She also loves to pull toys out of the toy box, and can entertain herself chewing on an antler for hours. She loves fetch & tug & playing chase in the backyard. I have a baby-gate between my kitchen & the rest of the house where my girl sleeps at night & stays during the day while I’m at work, and Ivy started doing the same after only a few nights in her crate. She’s yet to chew on anything other than toys, or tear anything up. I don’t let my girl on the furniture, so I’ve taught Ivy the same, but they do sleep with me from time to time (my girl snores like a freight train so not often) but have to wait for permission to get on the bed and Ivy waits like a champ.
If I could pick the perfect family for Ivy they would be active, have another dog and/or dogs who like to play, and kid(s) old enough to know what not to do to a dog like pull her ears, etc., but still young enough to enjoy growing up with her. She is snuggly & funny & full of energy & you will be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t give her a 2nd look.
As a side note: Ivy would not do well shut in a crate for long periods of time, so if that is how she would need to be housed while you’re away from home, she isn’t the dog for you. She also wouldn’t do well as the only dog, since she definitely prefers company.
Ivy has been recently cat tested on a stayover with an aggressive cat and was found to be submissive to the cat.
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