In September, 2020 Blue and her litter sister were surrendered to a shelter because they had developed littermate syndrome. These Cane Coros were just barely 2 years old.
Blue is very intelligent and has learned to fit into her foster home very well. She responds to calm, positive training and is currently living with two Danes and playing with all sizes of dogs at the dog park.
Her foster family reports she loves to snuggle and is very sweet. However, she is young enough that sometimes she is convinced that her opinions are the correct ones. She is very athletic and jumps baby gates that stop most Mastiffs. She has not been crated in her foster home. She loves to lie in your lap and is called, “A true, smooshy walrus of unstoppable waywardness,” by her foster caregiver.
She plays with and loves every dog she meets. She does well in the bathtub at shower time. On leash, she will pull at first, but, once she is reminded that manners matter, she is PERFECT on walks.
One thing that still needs work is nail trimming. Per her foster, “I’ve managed to clip two nails, in two different sittings and have almost Dremeled one nail. It’s a puzzle because she will let me hold her paws, play with her toes, anything I want until the clipper or Dremel comes out, then it’s, ‘Nope. We're doing that!’”
There is a new Dane, still separated in the foster room. He is anxious and whines often. Blue sits by the gate to the room, with her nose pressed up against it, so he can touch noses with her. It calms him down. She seems to understand his needs and fears. She and her foster’s dog eat in the same room after a slow gradual process to get there.
Her foster is confident that Blue will do well in any home if clear boundaries are set from the beginning and are consistently enforced. She will try to push for her way in any new situation, but once shown expectations, she complies quickly. She is going to be a treasure for anyone who loves snuggles with a full-time, weighted blanket. Be ready with a firm “No,” given with love. and enforce boundaries daily.
She takes correction well and quickly. She’ll make a perfect heated, soft pillow for your lap, your chest, or your legs. She is great with other dogs, big and small, walks well on leash once you remind her of the rules. She can climb child/baby gates...walrus style. She will pout by grabbing items off the counter, table, desk, or shelves when she doesn’t get her way, so be ready when you say “no” to her. But, she will be a true joy and loyal companion, if sometimes a mischievous one in her new forever home.
Entered rescue: September 16, 2020
Age: 2 yrs.
History: Owner surrendered to shelter. Shelter released to SSMR.
Reactions to strangers: Good
Demeanor with children: Unknown
Behavior with other dogs: Good
Behavior with cats: Unknown
House training: Good
Spayed / Neutered: Yes
Health status: Excellent