Venice is a gorgeous, smart, petite black and tan long coat. She is about 2.5 years old and weighs about 54 lbs. She is a fun, engaging girl. Her previous owner realized that she needs more time and exercise to be at her best.
Currently, she lives with a calm, male German Shepherd. She enlists him to play chase throughout the day around a large yard as well as after a walk or run. She is learning to wait her turn. When greeting her foster family at the door, being fed, getting leashed for a walk, or loading into the car, she sometimes needs a reminder to be patient with the resident dog and not push or nip to get ahead of him. She spends most of her time indoors with her foster family when they are home and is housebroken and crate trained. She protests being put in a crate at times, but can be easily led with a leash to one. She can become restless in the early morning in anticipation of starting her day.
Since Venice does not like when her humans leave, her foster family found that she requires a specific crate style that can adequately contain her. She has settled nicely into the routine at her foster family home, but initially she dug under a gate and was waiting at the front porch the first time she was left in the yard. Another time, she let herself out of a crate in the house, opened the front door and went back into the house and waited for them until they drove into the driveway.
Venice can get nervous with heavy traffic when out on a walk, loud noises, bad weather, or a chaotic household. She appears to have high prey drive, so best in a home no cats or small critters. Venice has been around children as well as a 20 lb. dog.
Car rides are a treat for Venice and she prefers to ride shotgun. A quick study, Venice would be a good choice for additional training and exercise. She may excel at agility work or other activities which require her physical and mental state to be developed.
This is a Level 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.
Added March 2019