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Peggy Sue

Labrador Retriever

2 years, 11 months
Large  |  Female

Nashville, TN

$170.00

 

Peggy Sue came to us as a young pup and was adopted but unfortunately her new family was unable to care for her and she returned to Proverbs.
Such a beautiful and loving girl just waiting for the right forever home without young children
The picture posted is her as a pup - new pics will be coming soon.
NEW UPDATE: 9/14/16
Peggy Sue is a such a sweet, loving, eager to please gal! She'd be a great dog for an active couple or family, or a single person who has another dog or is pretty active on their own. I don't think she'd be good for a single person who isn't home a lot. She's not a needy dog but she needs to have a job.

PROS:
1. She does not get on furniture or beds - although her foster sisters recently taught her how to curl up on the sofa and look adorable. She really loves a comfy dog bed and her preference is to always be in the same room as her human.
2. She comes when she's called, sits for treats, loves to ride in the car.
3. She's probably co-dependent with her human which can be a good thing. If her human is inside and she's outside, she'll stay by the house and look in all the windows to make sure you're ok.
She prefers to sleep next to your bed or near the sofa.
4. She responds well/positively to training and scolding - she has never once been aggressive with me.
5. She does great meeting adults - both men and women. She just loves to be loved and seeks everyone's approval. Small children may be a threat to her though - see challenges below.
6. She's fine at home by herself - she's not destructive, doesn't chew or get in trash. I've never crated her, she's just fine as long as she's got a comfy dog bed, she will wait for you to return.
7. My favorite - she knows to touch the door handle when she needs to go out! She's bang it a few times with her nose to make some noise.
8. She LOVES the getting in the creek and the hose - so bathing her is super easy! I know if I had a kiddie pool she would have been in it!

CHALLENGES:
1. She is skeptical of other dogs At First, and for the first few days of getting to know other dogs. She may come off as aggressive but she's really just in protective mode, protecting herself and her human. So putting her with another alpha dog is not a good idea. Once she feels safe around other playful, non-aggressive dogs she becomes a super happy, playful dog - and she will protect her dog friends for life! I had to hold her back from my dog Carly for the first week, and while she was never once aggressive with me, she just felt threatened by my dog (who is not aggressive at all). It's been almost 6 weeks now and she and Carly are best friends - literally, they are so fun together.
2. She doesn't like the lawn mower, but like the above challenge, after a few minutes of barking at the mower, she'll back off and let me mow.
3. She is food aggressive - and all business at meal times. She must be fed facing away from other dogs. She and my dog eat together and it's been good training for her to keep her space and respect other dogs space at mealtime.
4. Same with treats/bones - I've been working with her on taking treats gently and she's getting the hang of it but if other dogs are around, she'll inhale and then go after theirs. I scold her, point my finger and tell her NO - and she responds well to that (like you've just beaten her with a belt, she has that pitiful look and will then sit down).
5. I strongly suggest using caution around smaller children - under age 8. They are close to her in size and she may feel threatened and growl. She has been around an older boy who was 10 or 11 and did awesome with him! Once she feels safe, she will be very protective of her humans and her dog friends.
6. No Cats - unless the cat tolerates dogs already...but in my experience, a cat always wins and I end up with a vet bill for the dog.

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Top Reviews

1 year ago

Even tho I would like to ve to resue them all I can't but love how they r being taken care , I haven seen one I want but still going to keep looking , thanks for this opportunity.

Teresa hooten

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