Princess Oreo Cookie is very cute and very fun if you like to have an active life and interact with your dog. She came here with the name Princess and my nephew wanted to call her Cookie, which I loved, but honestly, she looks like an Oreo so that's what I ended up naming her. Usually I call her 'Princess' or 'Prin' for short.
She loves playing with toys.
She loves to learn tricks, especially if there are treats involved.
She is a Velcro dog. She's very affectionate and would love to cuddle with you in bed or be by your feet when you're on the computer.
She will enthusiastically jump up in the air to greet you. She can 'sit to greet' or resist the temptation to jump if you take the time to reinforce her.
She will chase cats, rabbits, gophers, flies, and anything else that moves.
She loves walking and would probably love running. I don't run. She's been practicing better leash walking and responds well to positive reinforcement.
She will bark to let you know that someone's there, and will display rather aggressive Schnauzer-like behavior at the fence line, but has a very solid recall and will come in out of the yard when called.
She used to bark at guests, but now I have her trained to be, 'Quiet please' and earns a treat when she settles down. She's become very accepting of guests who play along with this and I think she really loves this new way of life.
She will get along with playful, young dogs, either male or female, who are not looking to be the leader of the pack.
Her approximate birth date is 10/18/2012. She is current on her rabies shots, spayed, and has an AVID microchip.
She responds very well and enthusiastically to rewards-based training, especially when treats are the reward. She adores dog toys and loves to chase a ball!
Her entire snout is skewed to her left, while her jaw remains straight, making her lower canine teeth stick up on one side and lie flat on the other. I don't know if this is genetic, an accident, or puppy abuse.
Princess should not live in a home with children under 12. She doesn't like being picked up or being handled by children and will bite if violated.
Schnauzers are feisty and love one person passionately. 'They are described as spirited, fearless, obedient, alert, friendly, and intelligent.'
She learned to let me vacuum without barking and knows the cue 'quiet': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbX9274bMZA&feature=youtu.be
Lately I've been teaching her not to run out the front door and made a little video about how I'm teaching her: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoY6STgYAZI
The overall impression that I have of Princess is that once she decides she loves you, it's for life.
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