Shira is a wonderful, young and super active girl that is looking for a home with owners who have previous dog experience.
When Shira first meets people she can intially be hand shy and it can take some time before she is comfortable with affection from strangers, the best way is to use treats as a positive reward for her calm and patient behaviour. Once she is comfortable with her new owners she will tend to jump up but she is learning to curb her impulses and sit and wait for the reward.
Shira currently knows sit, paw and stay. She is very intelligent and will thoroughly enjoy being taught new commands and tricks by her new owners. By spending time doing training with Shira, it will also help strengthen her bond with her new owners. Owners could even enrol her into training classes.
Shira can be left alone for upto 4 hours but this will need to be built up over a period of time so that she is happy and relaxed when let alone. She is currently being fed on dry biscuits twice a day and will normally finish her meal in one sitting. As she is keen on her food we have been using some of her biscuits as rewards during her training sessions.
Shira has been mixed with other dogs and doesn't get on with female dogs. When Shira was mixed with male dogs, she has shown to be very playful but can become quite frustrated. She would need to be the only dog in the home due to her frustrations during play as this can sometimes lead to nipping and mouthing the other dogs when she gets too overexcited, she also has a tendency to sometimes take her frustrations out on her handlers, although she doesn’t mean any harm, however she would need to wear a muzzle when out on a walk.
Shira is a very active girl who loves to be out and about all the time and would enjoy doing additional activities such as agility, canicross or bikejor. She is a very active girl and will need more than just walks to burn her energy off. Her recall is ok but it will need to be solid before she can be let off the lead in public.
Shira would make a lovely energetic addition to a household who is willing to challenge her physically - through various activities as mentioned above and mentally - with training classes, puzzle games, etc. - as this will strengthen the bond between her and the new owners.
The adoption fee for Shira is £200
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