Blondie, Yellow Labrador Retriever Female, 3 Years Old
August 17, 2018
She seems to be more praise motivated than treat motivated when training. She absolutely LOVES to make her people happy!
She is quite athletic and loves to play fetch with her soccer ball and can catch treats or tennis balls in mid air without even trying.
She loves, loves, loves to go on walks! She gets so excited, FD & FM can barely get their shoes on fast enough.
She doesn’t mind being a passenger on a boat. The boat was beached and she climbed in and out multiple times on her own and was not afraid at all!
She no longer shows any signs of resource guarding with our resident dog. They can eat and walk side by side like old friends.
July 30, 2018
Here’s some photos of Blondie enjoying the lake where her foster family took her and her fur brother Ozzie boating last weekend. Blondie makes a great first mate!
July 26, 2018
Blondie’s foster family went on vacation and couldn’t come but another open foster home took great care of her for two weeks. Not only did they take care of her and give her good walks and love, they also oversaw her being spayed and microchipped. Blondie handled the surgery very well and is healing nicely, finally getting her appetite back and feeling spunkier every day.
Her temporary fosters agree that her furever home will need to continue to work on de-sensitizing her to other dogs while on leash. Where they walk , houses were closer together and there were more dogs, so it may be that she’ll do best in a furever home where there is more open space.
Blondie has settled in nicely and has been playing with her toys, chewing her bones and doing her best to engage our resident dog, Ozzie, in play. Day 10 was a turning point for both dogs in that Ozzie finally capitulated and accepted her offer to roughhouse and be chased around the yard. Yay! We think Blondie is warming to the idea that being around another dog can be ok and sometimes even fun.
She spent 3 days down the shore and behaved very well in a new environment with several new people. She enjoyed walks on the beach and people watching on the porch. We discovered she is not a big fan of baby carriages, but that may change if we get an opportunity to have her check one out. She still alerts to men, but settles after a quick bark. The 2 hour car ride each way did not prove to be a problem. She was calm and eventually laid down on the floor with Ozzie.
A few other things we discovered about Blondie are
- She does not like the vacuum. Not only does she bark at it, she tries to bite it. It’s comical really. Funny Blondie!
- She can open doors that have a lever instead of a traditional knob. Smart Blondie!
- Although she is not the most food motivated dog we’ve met, she will be all over a plate of food in a hot second. Blondie has good taste!
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