F | 1 Y | 22 lbs | Shepherd Mix | Playful pal | Medium-high energy | Needs proper intros | No exposure to children | Good exposure to dogs | Not cat tested
From Costa Rica we’d like to introduce you to one spunky little gal, PERLA! Due to her playful nature and high energy, PERLA loves to play with absolutely everyone! This 100% includes play wrestling and a good round of chase here and there. She’s doing well learning the importance of respecting other dogs’ and people’s space and body language as not everyone wants to play ALL the time! Boundaries are #everything and PERLA is starting to get this. She’s a smart gal that’s for sure. PERLA isn’t just into making friends with dogs though as she’ll totally become your bestie in no time. We love that for you! While this girl doesn’t exhibit a major prey drive when it comes to checking out smaller animals, she does tend to show some curiosity and would preferably play with cats if they would let her. We know that not all cats would be down with this though and recommend supervision if she’s to meet more of these furry friends in the near future. PERLA’s furever family can expect to continue working with her on not jumping on human friends. It’s exciting catching up with buds for sure but jumping isn’t totally cool and calming exercises may help. PERLA in all her spunk is also stubborn. Her confidence will be very useful but she needs to know who is the leader so she can start to look for direction rather than decide what’s up on her own. Her over excitement can turn into a piercing quick bark, so again, teaching her how to be calm and showing her that stillness can be work and draining just like jumping around, will be extra helpful! These exercises may also help work on reducing her barking when someone new enters the room(again, hello over excitement!) It’s also important that her furever family knows that she’s still young and continues to work on potty training. She already knows that she needs to go outside but is working on communicating this with her humans. Think you could not only be this gal’s bestie but also her furever family? Apply to adopt PERLA today!