Roxy is a black and tan spayed bitch, she is 2.5-years old.
Roxy came to us from a family breakdown, she lived with 2 dogs and cats and is used to young children of 5 years old and upwards.
She is a lovely, sweet girl, although she did live with other dogs, she is nervous around them when off lead and gets quite anxious if they come up to her, she will yell and hide behind the handler there is no aggression so with some confidence building training this should improve.
Roxy was assessed by a qualified behaviourist:
Roxy was happy to see us approach the kennel and appeared very social, she did not want to have a headcollar on but was happy with the slip lead. She did not jump up on greeting and walked well out of the kennel area. She showed no reaction to adjacent dogs.
Roxy showed no reaction to being handled all over, she enjoyed being fussed and enjoyed human contact, she walks well on the lead and did not jump up. Her recall needs some work as she is easily distracted but would return and take a treat.
She showed no reaction walking past other dogs, she is very friendly, affectionate, and engaged well always. She has good impulse control and did not snatch when taking treats. She was very relaxed during her assessment and showed no stress responses.
Reactivity is measured from 1 to 5 with 1 being the lowest, Roxy scored 1. Roxy engaged well but did not become over-excited, she is motivated by treats and will mostly comply with requests. She was not excited by a ball or a tug toy and did not appear to know how to play with those
Good impulse control around treats, will sit and wait, she is not motivated by toys.
Roxy is a lovely friendly dog who enjoys human contact, she is motivated by treats and so would be very trainable. She is a calm well-mannered dog who will make a lovely pet.
If you feel you could offer Roxy her forever home please fill out an application form.