2Y l F l 60lbs l Lab Mix l Medium Energy l Dog Social l Cat Social (Playful) l Nervous at first (particular people)/Needs proper intro l Playful l Needy l Chewer l Fostered in Rockwood
Meet KELSEY! This girl absolutely loves life but definitely has some walls up when you first meet her. She can be guarded, especially around some people (men specifically) so proper introductions are key. When new people come over to the house they should ignore KELSEY and only allow a greeting to happen if she approaches the guest first. Having her on leash when new people come over would be a good idea too. Once she gets comfortable with her people she definitely prefers to snuggle up to you on the couch rather than the floor. She even likes to cuddle with you until you fall asleep and once she’s sure you’re all tucked in she moves down to the floor. The sweetest little protector! When KELSEY is stressed with new people or situations she tends to bark/become reactive which is why it’s helpful to have her on a leash. If she becomes reactive it’s important for her humans to remain calm and controlled and not rush her out of the situation. She can take a minute or two to calm down before being reintroduced to the situation – potentially further away until she begins to calm down again. She has explosive energy at times and is very playful. She will definitely need space to run around and has gotten used to the idea of living in a place outside the city, like Rockwood! She loves to run around and is happy to throw her own toys and chase them if you’re too tired. She’s great with the other dogs in the home and they wrestle all the time. Her yard will need to be fully secure with a HIGH fence cause this girl can jump, especially if she sees a rabbit. KELSEY does show some signs of separation anxiety and needs to work on crate training. She currently will sit in her crate with the door open but is fearful of being trapped inside her crate, so this will need to be worked on. She’s ok with cats and would be fine with older, dog savvy kids. She’s eager to please so ongoing training that will help build her confidence will really help this girl shine! If you’d like to meet her fill out an application to adopt now!