Poppy is a 12 yr previous feminine Springer. She got here in to foster with one other canine when her proprietor handed away. Though each canines have settled in foster they don’t seem to be getting together with one another at occasions and so they now must be separated. Poppy can be greatest in a canine free residence so she will have all the eye to herself and never need to share her issues (she will get very frightened about this).
She will be able to get a bit mouthy when excited particularly when taking part in ball (her favorite factor aside from meals) so would additionally suggest any kids are older teenager +. Poppy is a really affectionate canine, likes to be stroked and settle alongside you however if you’re busy, she is going to discover a comfortable spot and quiet down. Beware she is a thief – tissues and related papery gadgets shall be shredded and eaten given the chance as will cardboard tubes.
I’m instructed she is going to eat socks too, however she hasn’t had the chance in foster. She likes to steal material issues and footwear and take them to her mattress, the place she is going to guard them however has not chewed them. When on walks she has usually been joyful to say hi there to most canines however has snapped at a few cocker spaniels after nostril greetings.
We’ve got visited buddies with small canines and so they all received alongside collectively very effectively. Her guarding and resultant reactivity to different foster canine appears to be restricted to the house therefore suggestion that she is just canine in residence.
She has lunged, growled and grabbed (no wounds) her ‘foster sister’ within the residence however no aggression between them exterior the house. She loves a stroll however slows down after about 30 minutes, at present walked twice a day. She loves her meals and doesn’t counter surf. When you’re making ready meals she is going to go and settle.
When you’re consuming, you will have a brand new greatest pal however will settle when nothing is forthcoming. Poppy is extraordinarily joyful to satisfy new folks, particularly males. She will get very excited and tries to leap up however will cease with a agency ‘no’, after preliminary greetings she calms rapidly.
She did bark on the postman as soon as however has greeted different callers to the home like lengthy misplaced buddies. She’s going to chase cats and birds, not been out with livestock to check, I anticipate chickens can be a bit too attention-grabbing.
Poppy doesn’t seem to know many instructions. She is aware of ‘wait’ however little or no else, we’ve been engaged on ‘drop’ and ‘off’ which she is going to do in response to treats however not with out but. She’s going to fetch and drop a ball, and typically involves her identify. I used to be instructed she was good off lead however haven’t tried this out and about as recall isn’t very constant at residence.
She walks effectively on a lead and a protracted line. She could be very meals motivated however typically this works towards us in coaching as she goes right into a little bit of a frenzy and may’t deal with the coaching activity as she is simply in search of the deal with (even when it’s simply kibble).
Poppy is content material to be left, she is crate skilled and settles effectively. She travels effectively within the automobile. She was nice at her vet test, joyful to be dealt with in all places however not eager on having her tooth checked out.