I mean, assuming you're not a jerk. Mabel loves people - everyone. She barks at cars or people outside her fence, then they come into her yard and she loves every single person. Even the people who pick up her babies. Including kids - she plays well with kids and tolerates them climbing on her!
While Mabel plays with the puppies exuberantly, we don't know how she feels about other dogs. We've only known her about-to-give-birth or as a mom. Plus, she was attacked while walking with us by two loose dogs (no injury, but shook us all up). And she does seem interested in chasing cats and birds, but we've never tried introducing her to a pet cat. Proceed with caution - but Mabel is seriously worth it. She's loyal, playful, adoring, quiet, and just likes to be around you and chew rawhide.
She needs play and walk manners. She gnaws on our hands while we're playing - just like her puppies do - no one ever taught her not to! It's clearly playful and not injurious, but this is a habit to break. We're trying the go-limp-and-yelp method, and have read that if we have to do that more than 3 times in 15 minutes she needs a time-out on playing. Any other tips?
Mabel also pulls on walks, and acts like she's never been on a leash before (gets in the way of the human and so forth). I mean - maybe she hasn't been walked much! No one knows this young lady's history. Now we're walking with her breakfast in a bag that gets handed out a few kibbles at a time to keep her attention on us and reinforce staying next to the human. It's definitely going to work with time - maybe that is YOUR time rather than ours? Training is deeply satisfying for dogs and will bond you for life! Apply to adopt this wonderful friend today.
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