AGE: 3 YEARS OLD
ENERGY LEVEL: HIGH
OK w/ KIDS: LIVED w/ ALL AGES
OK w/ SMALL DOGS: NO
OK w/ LARGE MALE DOGS: SELECTIVE
OK w/ LARGE FEMALE DOGS: NO
OK w/ CATS: UNKNOWN
Bella is a spayed female German shepherd who is 3 years old. She was surrendered to us because her family moved into a new home and also because the new baby in the family was allergic to her. She has lived with all ages of children, and was reported to be good with them. Bella is crate-trained and knows a few commands.
Here at the rescue kennel, Bella has been very friendly with everyone she meets. She gets super excited when meeting new people, and tends to jump up a bit. She is a happy girl, so eager to make friends and go exploring! With training, she will learn better leash manners. At the moment, Bella pulls and can be strong on the leash. Chasing balls and chewing on bones are reported to be her favorite things.
Bella is very treat-motivated and enjoys learning new skills using positive reinforcement methods. A volunteer worked with her this week on impulse-control, and learning not to jump up on people. She quickly understood what was being asked of her and showed improvement in a short time. She would love to have a family who will continue her manners training. She is super smart, eager to please, and thankful for the one-on-one time the volunteers spend with her.
Bella can be selective with her 4-legged friends and might be happiest as the only dog in the home. She is not good with small dogs or female dogs. She might be able to get along with a large-breed male who can tolerate her sometimes snarky behavior. When introduced to our resident kitty Tony, Bella was interested in sniffing, but didn't lunge or bark at him.
Bella has been spayed, micro-chipped, de-wormed, and vaccinated. She is on Flea/Tick/HW prevention.
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