American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) : : Female (spayed) : : Adult : : Medium
URGENT Montgomery #158 Jeri needs a caretaker or foster! Won't you consider helping her get a new start?
URGENT SHELTER DOG
TIME IS RUNNING OUT AND THIS DOG NEEDS TO FIND A FOSTER OR FOREVER HOME
THIS DOG IS CURRENTLY IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL. THEY ARE ON LIMITED TIME AND GETTING THEM INTO A FOSTER OR FOREVER HOME ASAP IS CRITICAL. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FOSTERING/ADOPTING THIS DOG, PLEASE CONTACT US at BULLYPAWSRESCUE@GMAIL.COM OR THE SHELTER AT (240) 773-5960 OR SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOU'RE INTERESTED.
158 - ID#A324731
The shelter staff think I am about 4 years old.
Weight: Unknown (but just a little girl, guessing under 40 lb)
Amiable, Attentive, Gentle, Active, Outgoing, People-Centered, Playful, Well Mannered, Willing to Work
Per Our Professional Trainer: In the kennel, Jeri came forward in a calm and friendly manner. When eye contact was made, she remained relaxed and friendly. When spoken to, she came forward and eagerly solicited more interaction. On the leash, Jeri walks calmly without pulling. Walking through the kennels, Jeri was relaxed and friendly, happily greeting the dogs she passed. Out in the visiting yard, Jeri was walked with a Shih Tzu, and asked to sit with her while both were offered treats – Jeri was uninterested in the Shih Tzu. When taken off-lead, Jeri immediately came over and solicited attention in a calm manner. When spoken to and stroked, she came over in a calm and friendly manner and solicited more attention. Jeri allowed her teeth to be examined without any difficulty. During her body-handling test, Jeri was calm and relaxed throughout, including when the Trainer tugged hard repeatedly on her collar. When placed in a vet-tech hold, Jeri tolerated the interaction. When her food bowl was taken away, Jeri tried to continue eating, but showed no signs of uneasiness or aggression. When her toy was taken away, Jeri allowed it to be taken without any difficulty. When startled by a sudden loud noise, Jeri started slightly but quickly returned to normal. During her crate-test, Jeri entered the crate easily and once inside was calm and relaxed. Jeri exhibits a nice level of play, is intelligent and trains quickly, already knows the commands “sit”, “down”, “shake”, and “stay”, and appears to be at least partially housebroken.
“Jeri is well-mannered and eager to learn more. She knows several cues like “sit”, “shake”, and “down”. Through positive reinforcement training she could learn other manners, tricks, and a canine sport like agility. Teaching her a targeting behavior would be useful to move her off furniture or the like. Jeri walks beautifully on-leash, and would make a nice companion for an active adopter. In the visiting yard, Jeri was relaxed around both little and large dogs.”
More about URGENT Montgomery #158 Jeri
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids