WENDOLIN

WENDOLIN 

| F | 7 Y | Rottweiler mix | 70 lbs | Med to high energy | Working on leash skills | Very smart | Needs structure | Needs proper intros w/ dogs | No cats | Older kids only

When you’re regal as heck and need a super fancy name… meet WENDOLIN! Don’t let her age fool you, she’s an energetic ball of fire, at least, outside she is! She’s a big dog and can be pretty powerful on the leash when she wants to be so she will need a confident handler. Her leash skills will need work as she’s still pretty apprehensive in high traffic areas or new places so will need to build her confidence. Because Queen W spent most of her life tied up as a guard dog, she is VERY alert on walks, which makes her very stimulated around anything that can be considered prey - these Canadian squirrels are her favourite. She is working on being desensitized to this as we want her to be able to chill when on a leash. Ideally she would do best in a quieter part of the city but she is ok in an apartment as long as she gets a couple of good walks per day. WENDOLIN also has a high prey drive and will try to go after smaller animals (including squirrels, cats and some small dogs) on a leash so her human needs to be mindful of this and in control at all times. She is reactive toward cars as well and will need to learn to co-exist with them comfortably! This is because of her tied up/guard dog life that we’re trying to have her unlearn. She is very smart and totally knows how to work the system to get what she wants. She will benefit so much from structure in the home as it will help her to see you as a leader and realize that you can tackle anything as a team. She is food motivated but also LOVES affection which can be incorporated into her training too. Setting rules like not being allowed on the couch all the time will make cuddles after goodbehaviour that much more rewarding. She will try to follow you everywhere which is a sign that she feels like she needs to watch her pack (you!) but really she should be comfortable not being in control all the time. She is good at meeting people but needs proper introductions with other dogs. She can’t go to a home with cats and should only go to a home with older kids. If you’d like to meet her fill out an application to adopt now!