Addie is entering into her second week in a fantastic local training program to help her be the best girl she can be in a new home. We are hopeful that someone may be interested in learning more about Addie and be the right match for her. We'd love to see her get adopted into a home directly from her training program. It's a win win for Addie and her new adopter(s).
Addie has been with us at DAWG for a while and she, like many shelter dogs suffers from kennel stress which can cause a variety of issues.
Addie is practicing basic leash skills in an open yard, house manners, as well as some leashed walks in the community along with distressing from being in a shelter. Her trainer has been able to identify some of her problem areas, many intensified while being kenneled at the shelter. Her trainer is confident that with 4-6 weeks of training we are going to see her really blossom into a truly incredible dog. He's also identified her long list of positive attributes as well.
Once adopted Addie is a dog that needs to be honored for who she is, a Plott Hound. For this reason her trainer has been playing "hide and seek" with her food and also giving her food in puzzle toys to help her exercise her nose and brain in a fulfilling manner. She is not a couch potato or a "baby" or a "cuddle bug" or a therapy dog. He recommends she doesn't go to house with small children for this reason. We know little ones can love a dog too much.
With structured socialization and a strong/responsible leader, Addie could be a "go anywhere" dog that could literally go anywhere safely and soundly. Her trainer said it has been a pleasure to have her and learn from her. She is a very special dog and quite beautiful, and he's had people stop him on the street to ask about her.
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