- Dog ID: 16-032
August 7th, 2016:
Elsa is a Golden Retriever / Irish Setter mix. She has been moved to an Irish Setter rescue who is able to work with her on her setter-like characteristics.
July 16th, 2016:
Elsa is 2. She lived outside most of her life until being surrendered to a shelter. We need to think of her as a new puppy.
She is a very sweet dog She needs lots of praise for doing the right thing so she can learn. Lots of exercise would be good for her. She does pull on the leash. She needs to learn how to walk on a leash. She loves to cuddle, and will lean in for loving. She is smart and willing to learn.
She is housebroken other then when she had a diarrhea accident in the crate overnight which is understandable. That said, I treat her as a puppy, taking her out often and praise potty outside. Her poop is now firm and accidents are not a issue. I suspect stress may have been a factor with this as she traveled all day from the shelter.
Because she has not been inside for very long I do my normal precautions. I try and keep her around where I am. She does counter surf like a champ. Take everything off the counter that is food related. She is motivated to get to it.
She is thin. She weighed in at 50 pounds. I suspect her ideal weight is between 55-60. She is as tall, but narrow. I started her out on a bland diet because of her stress level and runny poop, she is now on regular dog food. I am feeding FRROM the black bag. I think she would eat anything. At first I needed to hand her the food. After a few bites she would eat on her own. I recommend feeding for the amount for a 60 pound dog divided into 2 meals a day.
Crating, She will go in for a cookie. but needs encouragement. When she knows it is crate time she runs into the other room. She initially barked for a long time after being crated for the night. The last 2 nights have been quiet. Other then that initial few nights she is not a barker (see below for info about car rides).
Mouthy is not a big issue. What it means is if your hand is hanging down she will put her mouth on it. Not to bite. She is a gentle soul. I make a high pitched OUCH sound as a correction for that. After a few times she stopped.
Car. I highly recommend her riding in a crate. If she sees a car, bike person going past she lunges and barks. Otherwise she is fine.
She does like something to chew on. Right now she likes a rubber ball and a soft type toy.
Her vet care is complete except her spay.
She wants to be with you, please you and be loved. She will be a good dog once she learns the ropes. Treat her with love and she will do everything to please you, she just does not know what is not okay to do.
July 13th, 2016:
Elsa is new in foster care. More information will follow.
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