Abby ~ 6 Years Old ~ Doberman X
Meet Abby! Typical to her lineage, this beautiful girl is full of energy, and is at her best when she has lots of opportunities to use her brain and move her body. She is currently in a boarding facility and enjoys the company of other dogs, but we feel she might do best as solo dog as she does show signs of possessiveness of her people, and might be happiest not having to share the attention. While she has no issues with the kennel kitty at her current residence, Abby was returned from an adoptive placement as she would give chase the cats in the home. While we feel this may have been due to a need for more stimulation, it may be most ideal to find Abby a pet-free home.
Abby does have a few quirks, that we feel only make her more endearing! She has a very toothy bark, which can appear intimidating, but don't let that fool you. Her kindness shows through in her eyes, and she has demonstrated zero signs of aggressive behaviour. She also has a tendency to hover protectively over her food, toys and treats, but has not had any negative reactions to anyone nearby. However, this may be something she needs to work on over time until she understands that her people or other animals are not a threat to the items she values.
Abby would benefit greatly from attending obedience classes to strengthen her leash skills and basic manners. She does pull on a traditional leash, but we have found a halti to be an effective way of controlling this. Generally as her excitement and curiosity wanes during her walks, she settles nicely. She is fully house trained, and is fine in the car.
Due to her energy level, Abby would benefit from having a fully fenced yard where she can supplement her walks with yard play to keep her in balance. As a very smart girl, she would love challenging games and activities that make her use her brain.
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