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ANOTHER RESIDENT DOG OR DOGS
GOOD WITH DOG SAVVY CATS
OLDER DOG SAVVY CHILDREN
A FAMILY WHO WILL HELP HER ADJUST TO BEING AN ADORED PET BUT NOT PANDER TO HER INSECURITIES
Zena is 5 year old golden retriever described by her foster mum as a very loving girl who’s main aim in life is to please. In the home she likes to follow you around and watch what’s going on and when you sit down, she will sit down with you but currently prefers the floor to the sofa. She sleeps with the other dogs in her foster home and did initially bark but this has now stopped as long as she has a small light or night light left on (Being in a home is new to her). This is being worked on but she may become unsettled initially in her forever home and regress for a while.
Zena can suffer with separation and confidence issues and as such often jumps up and likes to hold onto you. Although being super cute this is not to be encouraged and she needs to learn to stand on her own four paws and be a brave girl. To help her be a big girl she needs another sensible dog in the home and an owner who will adore her but not pander to her. Zenas motto in life really does need to be “Big pants on, Bring it”.
Medical history will be discussed with any potential adopters.
Zena in the home can occasionally be destructive, and if left to her own devices will chew. This is great if u need to teach someone to put their things away but not so good if you have an expensive shoe collection. She is house trained and will bark to go out. She is just starting to take treats from the hand and eats well. She still needs to lose a bit of weight but with a proper diet and exercise this is coming along nicely.
Zena walks brilliantly on a lead and knows basic commands. She has obviously received training in the past. She is currently walked on a collar and a harness as she is extremely nervous when out and has the ability to very quickly pull out of her collar, so the harness is for safety reasons and she is walked on both. Foster mum would not trust her even on a long line unless in a secure field as she runs off blindly and then forgets where you are. However, her recall is coming along really well. You just need to jump around and be loud and exciting so she spots you and then comes straight back. Oh, be warned Zena also likes puddles and mud but is also happy to be bathed and massaged.
Zena is great with all people who approach her in a respectful manner. She hasn’t met any children but would be fine with older dog savvy children. Due her size and liking for clinging onto you like a limpet smaller children would not be advised.
Zena is in foster with dog savvy cats and ignores them.
Zena is just starting to carry toys around and will chase her foster fur siblings but due to being over weight soon gets tired and has a lie down and some times a power nap. Being allowed to play is new to her but this will come with the right family and fur sibling who will encourage her to be brave. She would not be good with another nervous or timid dog.
Zena needs a family who will adore her but not pander to her insecurities. A fur brother or sister or both to help her learn to be a confident dog. Gentle and regular exercise to help her with her weight loss and a family who will help her get over her current hobby of chewing things that she shouldn’t. She is full of love and all she wants to do is be close and please you. Foster mum says that she has never seen a dog with so much love to give and all she wants is a gentle hand and love in return.
1st vaccs, microchipped and up to date flea and wormer
Fostered in Cardiff
Zena comes with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance.