Bella turns 1 on 10/28/13. Sweet when she wants to be which is most of the time and crazy some of the time. Her craziness is in the form of lack of any boundaries on interaction. She is very mouthy and does it very hard. Not biting but grabs at your hands so you have to interact with her. She also digs at your arms and hands to get attention. For these reasons and others she should not go to a home with small children or a lot of patience, as it will take a lot of work to get the through these things that she should have outgrown already. She also will grab anything in sight and even out of your hands and take off with it. Sometimes she will trade it for a proper item but others times she is very stubborn.
She is recovering nicely and will get the staples removed next week. She get along with small dogs and other dogs. She is still on the mend and will get the pins out sometime later. Because of her lack of current training and following directions, we want to see a fenced yard or area where she can be safe outside to eliminate.
Per her foster mom: She is doing great. She likes to get a shoe then carry it over to me and sit and look at me. Then she will do a silly growl when you take it away. She likes tug of war with toys. Loves cats! loves all size dogs and does mind well. Well pretty well. Not destructive at all.She has a cute personality. She is using leg somewhat not heavily but using it. We go back the 13th to get out staples and talk about PT
Bella’s foster mom said Bella is ready to start looking for a new home as she is doing very well with the leg and using in pretty well. So no physical therapy will be needed. She still should not do rough play for several more weeks. I asked for the parameters for the best type of home for her which will follow soon.Here it is!! 8/25/13
Bella is coming along nicely. She is regaining use of her hind leg quickly.The vet said daily walks will help. She is a very sweet girl.She has not got a mean bone in her body. Loves cats and does not chase them. Gets along great with other dogs large and small. I have not given her run of the yard with large dogs as I don’t want any accidents, mine play rough sometimes. She follows the little dogs around and is never rough with them. She has manners now and is learning to wait for her food bowl to be put down for her. She is not mean if other dogs get near her food. She is wonderful around kids and lights up when she sees them. She does need to learn to be a little less excited at times but that comes with age and more training . I think she is a very sweet dog. She definitely likes to be part of a family. She will have to be closely watched and on a leash as she does get distracted as any dog does when outside.Also she is still a puppy and behind in what she should know. She lays quietly in the house sometimes she gets a shoe but is good about giving it back . Loves tug of war with toys. She has come a long way in a short time. She has lots of potential and would love to see her in rally or obedience as she learns quickly. I know she would like to please her new family. I can recommend this dog highly to anyone wanting a sweet girl and will treat her right!. Someone home during the day with her would be nice too but she is not destructive when alone.
Bella’s leg is doing great and can run like crazy again. Now that she is feeling better she is showing her puppy exuberance again. Bella will need a commitment to take her to some training classes which will help the bonding process of her and her new family. She is very mouthy and may be a bit much for small children and she will take things that kids will leave laying around. She may eat them which could be potentially fatal so she needs a home that is will policed and puppy proof.
Bella is doing great with her leg and has gained normal use of it but still may have a limp all her life. She runs and wrestles without a problem. She loves our Golden and because she has so much fun playing, we think a companion would be best for her to keep out of trouble. She gets board and will chew on things, and will still grab things that she is not supposed to but is much better about it. She will trade up and give up what she has for a treat. We still think that small children under 15 would not be good for her as she will take things if left around and not picked up. We are afraid that with young kids she may end up hurting herself by eating something and get blocked.
Her leg is fine although she sits with it sticking out sometimes. She is so much stronger now and her muscles have caught up back to normal after not being able to play for a few months. She loved going on vacation with us and enjoyed the boat. Great in the car. Not a big fan of the water as she fell off the dock twice. Good in a crate. The more she spends with our gang we want her to go to a home with an active second dog to play with. She is not a normal “lay around” Berner and is very active. She does love to be with her family and is most of the time laying under my legs. She is a great girl with need of learning boundaries and she thinks everything is a game still.