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Trudy Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix Northville, MI
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, cats, children.
Good with Other Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Walks Nicely on a Leash: Working on it!
Knows Basic Commands: Working on it!
Energy Level: High
Arrival story: Trudy was brought to Macomb County Animal Control as a stray, and after a couple of weeks, they reached out to Waggin' Tails looking for a foster for this girl.
Approximate Age / Weight: 1 year old and 34 lbs
Personality: This spotted sweetie is inquisitive, playful, and the life of the party! Trudy loves a long walk, playing fetch and tug - or sometimes even throwing a toy around by herself. She has great house manners, too! Trudy's crate is her comfy space and she'll go lay in it for a rest at times, but does cry for a bit when her humans leave for the day. She has done well with free roam of the house, as well. It's easy to tell when she hasn't had enough exercise or attention, because she will start to find and try to play with inappropriate items (kid's toys or stray socks), but she is easily redirected to one of her own toys.
Trudy has a strong sense of Stranger Danger and will need help learning that new people don't have to be scary. Once she has bonded with a human, she is incredibly loving, snuggly, and trusting. Trudy didn't appear to know any basic commands initially, but she has quickly started to learn cues like, "sit" and "down." A family who would like to take her to training classes or other structured activities (agility, anyone?) would have a lot of fun with her. She's food-motivated and enjoys puzzling things out.
Trudy enjoys playing with the dogs in her foster home. Some patience would be required on the part of a new pooch pal since she doesn't always take a hint when a play mate has had enough of her herding-dog exuberance. While she does well with her canine house mates and other dogs that she's met face-to-face, Trudy is learning to handle seeing neighboring dogs when they're out in their yards or if she sees another dog approaching while she's out on a walk. On occasion, Trudy will try to entice the resident cats to play, but is generally very respectful of them.
Forever Home: Trudy's forever family would be comfortable using positive training methods or consulting a professional to help her overcome her fear of new humans, so that things like having visitors over or being approached on walks aren't so stressful for her. They should also be ready to keep her busy, whether it's walking, jogging, hiking, or frequent play or training sessions. She also asked that I request a well-stocked toy box for her to poke her curious little nose through. If Trudy's family will include young children, adult supervision of play time is a must. She does well with the three-year-old in her foster home, but can get excited during play, grabbing toys. Our active girl would not do well in an apartment setting, and no electric fences, please
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Waggin' Tails Adoption Information:
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