Chloe update August 10/17
Picture, Chloe huddling with the other dogs during a thunder storm.
Chloe has been doing fantastic. Since she’s been with us we’ve learned so much more about her. As soon as she had healed from her spay I’ve let Chloe off lead when we hike together. She’s amazing. She never strays too far ahead and continually runs back when she realizes you’re not close behind. She comes when called and is quick to jump in the car when it’s time to go home. She is never tied when we’re outside at home and will actually run and jump or bark at the door if you go inside with out her. If she ventures to go next door a quick whistle brings her running back. ( We live in a very rural area with little traffic and lots of land, I wouldn’t expect to try this in a busy community).
She has not been kenneled at night or when we leave for a week now and has touched nothing.
She has her quirks but they are so manageable. She gets really excited and barks and jumps when you return home or when people visit. When the other dogs are playing she often barks and nips at them in excitement. I’ve been ignoring her when I get home until she settles. When she gets too rough during play we stop and I call her over and scratch her until she calms down.
She steals my snacks when I leave them unattended. However, she has learned to stay out in the mud room with the other dogs until I have their food ready and put on the floor.
The cats have learned to trust her and no longer run from her. She’s learned to avoid one completely because she’s got a few good, stinging slaps on the nose from her. The others ignore her but she still likes to test the waters sometimes to see if she can get a game of chase on. I just say her name in a low tone and she looks at me and changes her mind about that.
Chloe is still a pup and has so much potential. I now see how fantastic a match she would be for a person who enjoys the outdoors, has a cabin in the country and would like to have a dog to share that experience. Chloe also has some husky in her and her coat is thick enough that she’d be able to enjoy the outdoors in winter.
Check out some videos of her on our face book page.
Chloe is a spayed female, she will be one year old in late October. She is 21″ at the shoulder and 30lbs.
Chloe is currently in foster care because of anxiety issues at the shelter. She was not happy confined in kennels and appeared very unruly when people visited. Away from shelter environment we’ve learned that she is just a little insecure and likes to feel safe. Chloe is very loving, very intelligent and very easy to live with. She’s staying with dogs and cats and is mixing well. She sleeps in her crate when left alone and last night spent her first free night to roam the house. She slept through the night sharing a dog bed, and getting into no mischief.
Chloe is a high energy dog and will need lots of play, exercise and toys to keep her mind and body stimulated. She responds very well to positive reinforcement and will need a teen to adult home with consistent training so she feels secure and confident.