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Age Sex Breed Weight
~ 1.5 Years Old Female Husky Mix 49 lbs

Need to know…
Working on not whining in her crate during the day, ignoring squirrels on walks and confidence. Mandatory Training but don’t let that scare you. It will help you bond and give you the tools you need to succeed.

Vet Details

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Quick Learner
Hobbies–squirrel watching, going for car rides, jumping in the lake
I am a female Shepherd mix about 1.5 years old and I weigh about 49 pounds. I am vaccinated, microchipped and spayed. I am in my teenage years, have the energy of a puppy and am still learning everything! Foster mom says I am super smart and I don’t miss a thing! I am up for anything, I love adventure!
For me to be my best self, I do need mandatory training. I’m working really hard but I still do have some trouble with my relationships with other dogs, as well my foster mom says you will have to keep up with my training every day.
My leash skills are a work in progress, I am getting better everyday. Distractions…it’s the squirrels… are hard for me, I am always on the lookout for small animals and it makes it very difficult for me to concentrate on where I should be walking , which is right beside my foster mom. My foster mom is working on this by keeping me walking and paying attention to her by moving in and out of different obstacles, changing directions, walking slowly, walking quickly, stopping.She also walks the opposite direction if I start pulling, and is also teaching me “leave it”, when I see squirrels other dogs or something that interests me. I can be very strong on the leash and single minded when I want to be, so leash work is very important. I have really progressed very quickly with my leash skills, we are doing really well with no distractions, now we move on to more difficult challenges. Foster mom says to me “you got this!!” I don’t go on walks with other dogs anymore because of my training program, but I’m sure I will soon!
Foster mom continues this work inside so I can learn to follow her, she has my leash around her waist at all times. I do tend to be in a rush for everything so we are working on slowing me down. I will dash for the stairs or the door, I seem to be in some big hurry. Foster mom will tell me to wait at the top of the stairs, at the bottom of the stairs going up and at each doorway, I have to admit I am getting frustrated with her making me wait all the time,and I can be a bit bossy and pushy. I’m slowly catching on, but I really just want to go see what’s next and I do push the boundaries all the time. I know that foster mom just wants me to be the best dog ever and be able to go anywhere with you and be really well behaved. It’s going to be really important that you continue this work with me to help me learn and provide me with leadership and direction.
I do like people, my foster mom is doing the no talk no touch with me so I don’t develop separation anxiety, I really want her attention. I push at her hand and paw at her to pay attention to me. She ignores this behaviour so I don’t get any attention for it, and I do stop. I will show you my belly for belly rubs, but sadly foster mom is still following the rules so no belly rubs for me. She did cut my nails and I sat very quietly while she did them.
I am excitable , mostly about the squirrels, and I am yet to play with the three dogs in my foster home. I’m not sure how to be around them, which makes me a little growly and pushy. I’m working hard at building a relationship with them, and we are going slowly so I can behave properly and have some fun.. I have not yet played with any toys, foster mom tried to see if I would chase a ball , but no luck.. There were possible squirrels in the yard…
I am the great in the crate. I’m in there all day while the foster mom is at work which is 8 hours, NOT A PEEP.. At night I go to bed at 10 and get up at 6:30, NOT A PEEP. When foster mom comes home from work I whine a little, mom tells me “enough” and ignores me until I’m quiet. Now that I have gotten used to this place I am whining a bit in my crate when foster mom is home and I am in my crate, but she just ignores me and I do stop. I go into my crate easily, foster mom says CRATE and in I go. I get my meals in the crate, so I know it’s a good place. I wait quietly and patiently for my food until my foster mom says its Ok to eat it.
That is one major thing you need to know, I LOVE FOOD AND TREATS…I will sit, stand, and do tricks for food. So training with some treats will help a lot!
I have not met any cats or children. It is recommended that any children in my new home are 13+ years old as I need leadership and direction.
I have had no accidents in the house, not one, not even the thought of one. Foster mom says that I have not given her any indication when I have to go to the bathroom, so we just go on a schedule. I do drink a lot of water, but I have an iron bladder.
I love the car, I can’t wait to see what adventure is next. I am secured by my leash being closed in the car door. I get so excited for a car ride I will run and jump in the second you open the door. I know “wait” and patiently sit before my foster mom says “okay” and then I jump in. This is the same with exiting the car. I sit quietly in the back seat and wait to find out where we are going.


Don’t be afraid of these words! Here are a couple of reasons we require mandatory training for some of our awesome dogs:

 The dog doesn’t get along with ALL dogs.
That’s fine if you want to stay a hermit but we know the dog has potential to be ok with all dogs. Also, just like people, not all dogs like all dogs. You don’t like every person you meet but it’s expected we are cordial and that is the expectation of dogs as well.

 The dog is super nervous.
Many people have a tendency to allow their dog to stay in this state of mind their whole life but that is not healthy for the dog. We want a dog that trusts and is balanced as well as happy. Meeting with a professional trainer is exactly what these dogs need and you as the adopter needs to work hard at building that trust!

 The dog has zero manners.
Many of our returned dogs have come back to us this way and we want to decrease the chance that they will be returned again for the exact behaviour they showed before. All dogs require rules and boundaries. Love is not enough.

“I once owned a dog that was aggressive towards some dogs. I thought I was just going to have to avoid other dogs throughout his whole life and I became ok with that. Then I met an amazing trainer who has since helped me and we’ve walked and hiked with so many different dogs now! Throughout all the hard work I’ve met so many people and learned so much about myself.”

Don’t be afraid to adopt the dog that requires the mandatory training! It is an amazing opportunity to build a relationship with an awesome dog, meet new people and learn so much! For those of you with dogs that have issues, don’t avoid the issue. Get out and get training and work your butt off so your dog can be happy and so can you!


It is the recommendation of FTH that every newly adopted dog remain on leash, both inside and out, for a minimum of 30 days. As most of our dogs are outdoor dogs and strays, this will help prevent dogs running away as they are adjusting to their new home. At the same time it will help start building the bond between you and the dog. Thank you!

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