Carlasl Posted December 30, 2008 Report Share Posted December 30, 2008 Hello, I read and posted here a couple years ago when I was researching border collies, I ended up rescuing a 5mo old Australian shepherd/border collie from the Aussie rescue 2yrs ago, she is a wonderful dog and I couldn't be happier with her, she is fantastic with my kids and we are taking agility classes. Here is Skye..... My question is about my foster dog Jade, that we picked up Christmas eve morning, she already has a home, but I am keeping her a couple weeks for some obedience training and to see what makes her "click" before taking her to her new home. Jade is really a pretty good dog, very mellow, nice size (30lbs), just wants to cuddle, and has picked up everything I have taught her very quickly, she no longer pulls on the leash, waits to go through doorways and waits for me to release her to eat (very difficult for her), sit and down no problem. Still need to work on stay because she wants to be glued to my side. She was an owner release because she jumped fences.....the home she is going to is out in the country they have 35 acres a huge pond, her owners are retired and run a small business out of their home, no sheep (yet lol) or livestock, but plenty of exploring, they spend a lot of time outside gardening and taking care of their land, The only issue that I see with her is that she is very reactive to other dogs, my dog is fantastic, tries to play with her, and doesn't get upset when she snaps at her (she has gotten a couple mouthfuls of hair) keeps her distance when she gets snappy. But my sisters weimariner would have gotten into a fight with her if both were not on leashes. Over the past week, she has gotten much better with my dog, even acts like she "wants" to play just doesn't know how (I have a feeling she was never socialized). I have a feeling she would be amazing on sheep, she has a lot of drive (tries to herd my dog like crazy). Since she is moving to the country and they have no other dogs, is this something I should work on or just let it be what it is. Right now we are just taking it really slow and if she lets Skye sniff her without getting upset we praise a ton, and just last night she started sniffing Skye (before she wouldn't even make eye contact). My other questions is that she does not know how to play AT ALL, not with people, not with toys. She just wants to be curled up in your lap. Is this something that might change later? Or is this just how she is, I don't think I have ever seen a dog that won't play with anything. Thanks! here is a picture of Jade, Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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