Photo Comments Age: 8 Years Sex: Female Weight: 1-10 lbs
Leave a bone for Dakota
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April 24th 2007
being with me and doing agility,chasing small animals(squirrels,rabbits,etc.)
small dogs , being alone , and sometimes strange people ( shes getting better though)
a toy mouse (its filled with catnip)
chicken and rice, strawberries
along the creek by my house
sit ,stay ,lie down ,sit up , "get 'em" ,and "leave it"
Dakota was a Christmas present.My Grandma bought her from an elderly breeder who was working to get out of the breeding game since she and her husband's health were starting to decline and she couldn't devote as much time/money to the dogs.She had one litter of pups,her final litter,along with a few teens from a previous litter and a multitude of adult/elderly dogs (i was told it looked to be at least 20+).She checked out the puppies and met their parents/grandparents,but she wasn't sure so she asked to see the teenage pup.This was Dakota's sister and she had a nasty temperament,so my grandma wasn't very interested in her.Then the lady told her about one more teen dog: this pup was supposed to be one her personal dogs,but the others were constantly attacking her,so she had to be confined to another room away from them for her safety.Because of this she thought it was in her best interest to adopt her out,rather than keep her.My grandma just couldn't leave her there,so she ended up coming home.
'Kota came to me at 7months old with severe fear issues as a result of her past experiences.Her first few weeks were spent living in the laundry room,where she hid behind the washing machine.It took awhile to get her to trust me,was several months before i managed to encourage her to go outside for her first walk and it was another few weeks before she felt safe enough to leave the yard.I tried to let her adjust at her own pace in an attempt to avoid damaging her temperament any further.As her confidence grew she went from extreme fear to extreme aggression,mostly towards other dogs and especially small breeds.Being HA/DA,plus very unpredictable i had to be very careful how i handled her.After several years of working to rehab her (can't tell you how many bites iv'e sustained along the way lol) she has slowly went from a monster to a loving,well-mannered girl and my best friend.I wouldn't trade her for anything. :)
im bad to the bone .....DEAL WITH IT !!
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