| F | 11 M | Doberman mix | 54 lbs | Medium energy | Big lap dog | Sweet and Smart | Loves naps | Ok with dogs but plays rough | Not cat or kid tested l Chewer
Meet LEA! There’s nothing in the world this girl loves more than her people and actually like kind of considers herself a human. She is very affectionate with her people and cuddle with you is better than treats, bones or walks in the park. Okay fine, she is slowly getting into being more active with the sring weather, so walks and playtime are also good. But, she’s 54 pounds currently but if you ask LEA that’s definitely not too big to be considered a lap dog, which is her main aspiration in life. She doesn’t have a lot of respect for the ‘no dogs on the furniture’ rule and will constantly try to jump up on the couch with you or sneak into the bed when she thinks you’re not looking. She’s a very adaptive dog but responds best to a confident/assertive owner so some structure in the home will be a good thing for her long-term. Although she is very well behaved the in the home you don’t want that to go to her head too much so laying the groundwork for rules is important. She’s very smart and understands how to push her boundaries just enough to test what she can get away with. She would love to continue with training. LEA has been very friendly and curious when meeting new people in and out of the home so far. She’s a confident dog but does get nervous in the car or in high traffic areas. She enjoys a couple of walks per day with lots of long naps in between. LEA will need some help with her leash skills as she tends to pull in some cases (especially going downstairs) and gets very excited when she sees other dogs that she can’t say hi to. It’s important to de-escalate this excitement and teach LEA to chill so that the reactivity doesn’t increase. She is very curious about smaller creatures and will stalk/lunge so maybe shouldn’t go to a home with cats. She loves other dogs but needs to be monitored around the little guys as she tends to play rough. She hasn’t been tested with kids but would probably be ok with kids 10 and up. Note, she is also now chewing on things so crating is key! If you’d like to meet LEA fill out an application to adopt now!