Hazel is a very pretty 9 month old female crossbreed. She has the look of a Shepherd type dog .Poor Hazel has had a rather unsettled start to life. She originally came into our care from the inspectors having been abandoned in a property with four other dogs. She was rehomed towards the end of August but was returned a month later.
Whilst Hazel has been in our care at kennels, all the staff and dog walkers have grown very fond of her . We have had no problems with her whatsoever. She is always friendly to everyone and is affectionate and a good girl. She can be boisterous but that is to be expected as she is only a young dog. She loves playing with toys be they squeaky or tuggy rope toys. She loves her walks and is very inquisitive though can be easily distracted.
When Hazel was rehomed however it was discovered that she can be very territorial. She found it very stressful when there were visitors and would bark a lot. We have consulted a behaviourist in relation to this and been given a detailed training plan which will be passed onto her new adopters. Hazel is looking for an experienced dog owner, one with German Shepherd knowledge would be especially beneficial. Her new owner must be understanding of her behaviour. They must be patient and be committed to the training to help her cope better with visitors. She is very bright and extremely food motivated which helps enormously with training.
She would prefer a quieter household with not too many people coming and going. Furthermore we feel she is more suited to living in a semi rural or more peaceful area. She was rehomed previously to a busy urban environment which she did not seem to cope with as well.
Hazel is fantastic with other dogs so most definitely could live with them.It would probably help her with her territorial behaviour. She is not to be rehomed with cats. We also think she is better suited to an adult only home.