| F | 1 Y | Shepherd mix | 38 lbs | Medium energy | Loves people | Nervous | Escape artist | Can be vocal | Can be reactive to dogs | Not cat or kid tested
We called her LEMON LIME because naming a dog 7UP is just crazy. LL is very smart but gets bored easily so we think she needs an environment with lots of stimulation and humans who will continue with her training. It would be great if her people are dog experienced/interested in attending formal training classes. While she absolutely loves walks she gets nervous in high traffic areas so a quieter part of the city or a home outside of the city would be ideal. She tends to pull in all directions when there are loud traffic noises like buses so it's essential that her people have her secure at all times. She also turns into a dog pancake when bicycles zoom by and refuses to get up until they've passed, but she adjusts quickly and can now walk calmly beside a slow-moving bike. Her people will need to be patient but confident on walks and lead by example so that she learns to follow. Otherwise, she's actually quite good on a leash. LL is crate trained, despite some pretty impressive (and annoying) escapes so far. She will go in on command and has been happily napping during the work day despite some occasional howling at the beginning. Note that she is also a shredder and will eat what she shreds, so it's important to keep her crate clear of anything that could be ingested (including the plastic trays that come with wire crates). During her escape attempts, she can be both vocal and destructive so a home where she doesn't need to be crated for long periods of time would be best, although she is currently successfully on a 9-5 work schedule. She's a bit shy meeting new people at first so proper introductions are key but she really thrives off human interaction so as soon as she receives a few nice pets from you she's already asking for more. She is still quite nervous on walks and currently needs specialized conditions to do her business. With time and consistency, she is slowly graduating to being able to go on a grassy patch, while on a leash, and with you standing right there. You'll need to work on her confidence to make this more consistent. She loves sniffing around grassy areas but also finds grass to be a super tasty snack so you need to watch her. She can be reactive to other dogs on a leash so will need to continue to work on socialization to become less fearful of the other dogs. She hasn't been tested with cats or kids. If you'd like to meet LEMON LIME fill out an application to adopt now!