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Layla German Shepherd Dog Alexandria, VA
- Coat length
- Spayed / neutered.
- Prefers a home without
- Other dogs, cats, children.
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Layla is a very pretty, sweet 4 year old, 50 lbs female German Shepherd. She is an owner surrender to a shelter. She is spayed and up to date on vaccines and preventatives. She has not had the best life. Her previous owners did not socialize or expose her as a puppy and treated her unkindly. As a result, she is a little fearful and has some trust issues. She had fans at the shelter who believed in her and worked with her to socialize and expose her, but this was limited in a shelter environment.
We have been working with Layla introducing her to urban/suburban life experiences. She is adjusting to life outside the shelter environment and doing well. When we first got her everything was new and a little scary: storm drains were not to be trusted, loud trucks and shopping carts were a little scary. She now takes new experiences in stride and is no longer startled by trucks and shopping carts, but she still does not totally trust storm drains! We are introducing her to many new things and experiences out in the world. She has been, and continues to go, to Old Town Alexandria, shopping centers, big box retailers, and walks throughout neighborhoods where she encounters lots of people and dogs walking about. She loves riding in cars and is a perfect car companion. She also has very nice house manners. She likes being with her people and will politely ask to play with you, but if you are busy, she will lay quietly on her bed. She knows basic commands and has a near perfect heel on walks. She loves to play fetch and has an excellent retrieve. Layla is a very sweet dog who would do best in an all-adult home as the only pet.
She is a very workable dog, but will need continued training with her new family. If you are interested in adopting Layla, continued training is required with her current trainer, no exceptions. She and her trainer are located in Alexandria, VA.
Rehabilitating a dog such as Layla requires dedication, but watching a dog like Layla blossom as a result of your hard work is very gratifying. If you are interested in Layla or would like more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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