Sadie is a gorgeous 6 year old female Labrador/German Shepherd Cross. She came into our care as her owner had 3 young children and was finding it difficult to cope having to look after her as well. She was in kennels initially but was very stressed and quite frantic always barking and wanting attention . We decided to move her into a foster home where she has been for the last 2 weeks and she is so much happier. Her foster parent has reported that she is very behaved at home and loves cuddles and attention. She also loves learning new tricks and is a quick and eager learner. She is also very good in the car.
Sadie has a lot of energy and loves going on long walks and playing fetch. She is however not relaxed around people and dogs at close distance on walks . She will start to bark at them and sometimes lunges as she is nervous. She needs to get used to new people slowly and at her own pace. Once she gets to know you though , she is very friendly and loving . We have consulted a behaviourist in relation to this and have been provided with a training programme for Sadie which we will pass onto her adopter.
Sadie is looking for an experienced dog owner , one especially with German Shepherd knowledge would be beneficial. She is also strong on the lead so needs someone who is physically able to exercise her. She is a lovely dog that has a lot of potential but her owner must be understanding of her and be willing to continue with ongoing training especially on her walks. All training should be positive reward based . She is hugely motivated by food which is a great help.
Sadie lived with children previously but we feel she is better suited going to live with adults as she is a big bouncy dog. She is not to be rehomed with other dogs or cats.