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DOGID: 16644
Name: Nova
Location: Columbus, IN
Age: 1
Color: Light Deadgrass
Sex: female
Weight: 40
Neutered? yes
Vaccines: rabies, Heartworm preventative, Flea pill, dewormed
Heartworm Negative? Yes
Health Conditions: We are starting Nova on Bladder control Medicine. The Vet believes when she was spayed the Dr. nicked her bladder. We take her out to go potty frequently so we don't have accidents in the house. When she needs to go out she will start to pace and go to the door. If you happen to not pay attention she will go potty by the door. She knows she needs to go outside to potty it's just her trying to hold it. Hopefully the medicine will help her control it a little more. I will post update on it. That being said she drinks water when ever it's available. There fore making her have to go out more. We jut limit her water intake if I know we will be in the house that day and it helps.
Housetrained? yes
Dog surrendered to Rescue because: Abandoned/stray
Other Reason: We adopted her from a rual shelter about 7 months ago. She's been in home around dogs, cats, chickens, and horses. She was a stray that was found. She was skinny and covered in ticks and extreamly shy. You'll see now that's she's the compleate opposite!
Good With: other dogs, cats, kids
Dog Likes: water, retrieving, car rides;
Working Ability: unknown
Working Comments: We can go on long ten mile Hikes in the hills. She has led us to carcasses, cyote dens, jumped up deer. She's barked while we were in the woods and led us to a man fishing so we called her off. We just are not sure how to fine time or even start retrieving/finding/hunting. We wipe our sent on a stick or skull of a small animal and throw it up wind. We will let her loose and that nose goes straight up in the wind and will find it and bring it back. Has lots of potential we just don't know where to start. Took basic 4 week obedience. Knows; sit, stay, lay, down, up, heal, come/here. When we are at the barn with the horses she try's to heard them back into the field when let out of stalls.
Behavioral Problems: jumps fences, separation anxiety
Other Behavioral Problems: We have a 4 foot fence and she jumps it with ease. She doesn't run off just waits for us at the front door. Hints why I've checked the separation anxiety. We feed our dogs all separately so we haven't even given her a chance to see if she's food aressive with other dogs but she's not aggressive with people taking her food away and hand in bowl. Does chase. Not aggressively. It's all play, still a pup. She chases and try's to play with the horses, chickens she chases but never grabs them, and even try's to play with the cat. He's not a fan!
Bitten? No
Bite Explanation:
Commands known: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Heel, Bathroom
Other Info: We are only rehoming due to us not truly understanding the breed energy level and requirements. She's so smart and we want someone to be able to use her for her potential. She goes practically everywhere with us. To stores, the barn, woods, public land, even auctions. She can run for hours and not get tired. She retrieves in our ponds and the river. She needs more confidence in deeper waters. As soon as she hears the truck hit the back roads (gravel) her attitude changes. She gets ancy and will howl. She's ready to go out and run/ explore/fetch. She's a good cuddler. She plays with my 4 year old cousin supervised. I say that because of the size difference and the fact that nova loves to play and can get rough if you don't tell her easy. She's a great dog and is very attached to the family. She lets you know when someone comes to the door or up to the car. Not aggressive just lets you know by barking. She's been in the yard and put herself between the neighbor guy and the door of our house while barking. We don't want to get rid of her but when it comes down to it. She's what her breed says she is. we want someone who knows what they are doing to be able to use her.
Contact: Kristin Grimm
Phone: 1-812-371-7886
Date Posted: 4/5/2017

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