Caring for English Springers since 1990. Charity No. 1154632
|Age||6 Years, Nov 2012|
|People Status||Worried by strangers, but once trusted is very affectionate and loyal. Has lived happily with very young children and fine with fosterers children aged 11 and 13yrs|
|Dog Status||Good, will play with known friendly dogs but will bark at large, boisterous or rude dogs. In foster with 5|
|Cat Status||Will chase|
|Handling (Grooming)||Loves it from trusted people, but may air snap at strangers invading her space|
|Home Alone||Good on the whole, but may bark and whine initially|
|Training||Knows basics; Sit, Down, Come, Paw. Strong on the lead|
|Health||Very overweight, but otherwise good|
Other Comments: Ella is a very energetic, loving sweet girl, but needs time to trust people. Care will be needed to correctly introduce visitors to the home, and when out should strangers invade her space.
New Owners: Patient, able owners prepared to give Ella time and space to learn to trust them and without lots of visitors would be ideal. Experience of dogs who are anxious around strangers would also be an advantage as will the ability to exercise where she will not meet too many people. Ella could benefit from a people confident canine companion and needs someone prepared to commit to getting her back in shape and working with her to improve her behaviour towards strangers.