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DOGID: 3057
Name: Lucy (aka Goose)
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Age: 2
Color: Brown
Sex: female
Weight: 60 lbs
Neutered? yes
Vaccines:
  • Rabies
  • DHLPP
  • Kennel Cough
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Flea Pill
  • Dewormed
Heartworm Negative? Yes
Health Conditions: Lucy acts very much like a puppy - we are wondering if she is actually younger than 2. We believe she is a chessie-pointer mix.
Housetrained? yes
Dog surrendered to Rescue because: Turned over by shelter
Other Reason:
Good With:
  • Other Dogs
  • Strangers
  • Children
Dog Likes:
  • Water
  • Retrieving
  • Car Rides
Working Ability:
Working Comments: Update 9/25/17: Lucy is continuing to learn house manners and excel with her training lessons, and she is settling down nicely. She will now lie at my feet chomping on a kong or bone while I work on the computer for up to an hour at a time. She still needs work on her leash manners, but her sit/down/stay/wait/come/no/leave-it/off/do-yur-bidness commands are getting pretty good. Her jumping up on people is largely under control, but will still surface if she gets over-excited. She is a VERY nice dog - and still thinking she would be a great agility dog. She loves to race around the back yard leaping through the sprinklers and jumping over the compost bins. Update:9/12/17: Lucy is learning very quickly. She has settled down significantly, and is now solid on sit, down, and come (as long as new distractions aren't too big); she is getting close on "stay" and "no"; still working on "leave-it," and starting to learn "off", "shake", and "beg". I think she will make someone a terrific agility dog. The ideal home for her will either have another playful dog and/or someone home a lot - she does well in the yard or crate by herself, but I think she would much prefer to have company. She loves to go through her training paces, and has learned a lot with only one or two 10-minute sessions per day of training (using the kibble for her meals). She is learning the difference between dog toys and not-dog-toys like shoes or buckets. She appears to have minimal exposure to "the world" and still gets overly excited with new people, new surroundings, or new experiences, but as her world expands and she has regular exercise (~15 minutes, twice/day of fetch) she is calming down. She still gets a little too excited about the leash, and she'll still jump up on new people (due to over-excitement), but has largely stopped jumping up on us - now sits to be petted instead. She also now promptly sits as soon as the treat bag comes out. Original Post: Lucy loves to retrieve, sometimes to hand, sometimes not. Sometimes she gets distracted, but usually picks back up again where she left off. She would love to have a job, and we wonder if she could be trained to hunt. She also shows signs she might make a good agility dog. Or even dock diving? We haven't tried her in "real" water, although she loved splashing in some 2" deep puddles and started to chase the hose water during her bath. Lucy is untested with cats. She is pretty exuberant, so probably not the best for small children - older/bigger children should be fine. She appeared to have no training when first out of the shelter, although so far seems to be housebroken. She has since learned "sit" and is getting close on "no" and "leave it" She usually comes when called, but so far has not been off leash except in a fenced yard. Her leash manners need improvement - she seems unfamiliar with being on leash and pulls hard but we are working on that.
Behavioral Problems:
  • Other
Other Behavioral Problems: Lucy loves people, and likes to greet them by jumping up on them, so we are working on that. She is mouthy and will grab your hand when she wants attention (but doesn't bite down) - working on that too. If left to her own devices with insufficient exercise for too long, she has shown a willingness to dig or chew things she shouldn't. But with enough exercise and attention she is seems fine. She likes her crate and settles down quickly in it, both in the house and the car. When traveling, she should be crated because she can get too excited in a car while on a leash. She LOVES to be with people, the closer the better, and will sit on your feet to be petted. She also loves to have her belly rubbed, and will lie down on your feet accordingly. She has shown signs that she'll lie down next to me while I work on the computer, but for now there is too much new stuff to explore. Meanwhile, she's happy in her crate nearby. She doesn't seem fearful, didn't react to a thunderstorm, makes good eye contact.
Bitten? No
Bite Explanation:
Commands known:
  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Down
  • Come
Tricks: We are still getting to know the extent (or lack) of her training. Mostly an untrained puppy in a dog's body at this point, but she appears to be a quick study and eager to please.
Other Info: Lucy is a terrific dog, will be even better once she is fully trained. While very sweet, she is also very lively and needs an active home where she will get consistent training, gentle but firm handling, adequate exercise, and lots of love. She is "bouncy" (think Tigger), and whoever adopts her must be able to handle her energy and channel it in a productive direction. She gets along well with other dogs after a proper introduction. We think she would be fine with bigger kids, but might knock over small children. Lucy is mostly brown with what looks like a smooth double coat; her undercoat is very light-colored. Her paws are speckled white. Our best guess is a chessie-pointer mix, with maybe some lab. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LUCY, please send an email to the address below. You will be emailed an adoption application to fill out and email back. A vet reference will be required, followed by the standard CBRR&R home check. Lucy's adoption fee is $300.
Contact: Beth Richards
Phone:
Email: CaspianCBR@yahoo.com
Date Posted: 8/29/2017

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