Rosie Posy is a 5 year old black female Labrador. Her gentle soul shines through her nervousness and fear. She’s a glossy, long legged beauty who will be very loyal once you understand her and gain her trust. Given a caring, compassionate home she will make a wonderful companion. She is still a work in progress but perfect for those looking to build a strong bond through training, consistency, patience and a sense of humour. Rosie is capable of giving years of joy; she has already mastered the enthusiastic ‘welcome home dance’. She loves to be a couch potato now she has somewhere comfy to practice the art, she enjoys playing having learnt how great it can be and she is open to bribery and corruption when needed with the right food incentive (Edam please).
So far Rosie has somewhat overcome her incredible fear and hard background to learn many things, some basic commands including ‘wait’, ‘off’, ‘up’, ‘come here’, etc. and some tricks like giving paw, stand and touch. However, despite her brilliance, I suspect she may always be of a nervous disposition, the hoover is never going to be a friend. She hasn’t mastered ‘sit’ yet as she doesn’t naturally do it often, I think being quite long legged it’s not a comfortable position for her so I haven’t pushed it. She is now house-trained and will let you know in a very subtle way when she needs to go, although it’s not often. I think she’s part camel frankly. She will need to be given plenty of time to settle in a new place and to learn what you want from her, but she’s smart and will have you dancing to her tune very quickly.
She does shed but will now tolerate (secretly enjoys) being brushed for a while. Her pleasures now include having her ears scratched, her tummy rubbed and food. She had a rather sensitive stomach but is okay now she has mostly raw food (not the bought mince type like nutriment though). I’m happy to give a detailed list of food etc. to her new home and a starter pack if wished. It would be best for Rosie to be the only pet in the household, no other pets or children and will need a super experienced owner. I also feel she would benefit from a smaller quiet family or person as she can find it daunting with too many options on whom to go to and seems to bond strongly with one person. At present she is not going for walks as having a harness and lead attached is too stressful for her so a good sized secure, dog friendly (digging areas) garden would be ideal, this may never change so you need to be prepared for a home comforts sort of dog.
Prospective adopters are welcome to come visit her as often as they feel necessary in fact I think many visits would be best for all concerned. Rosie is 5 years old and fosters in Suffolk.