I gave Pearl to my husband for Christmas when she was an 8 week old puppy. He cried when he opened the box. I trained Pearl because I’m more consistent than my husband but once she was trained, he kept up with the command words and outcome expectations. She knows many tricks. She responds extremely well to treat training and learns very quickly. She is very loyal and loves to be with us. She never runs away and if she goes exploring in an off leash area, she returns when my husband claps his hands. These dogs do not like being hot. Pearl enjoys being outside and has 3 acres surrounded with invisible fencing. She stays within her boundaries even without her collar on (no beeping, no shocks). She has a bed just inside out deck door. She likes to come in to spend time close to us in the evening but stays on her bed. She lets us know it’s her bedtime when she stands up. She prefers to sleep in the garage where it is cool. She has a raised sling bed with a traditional dog bed on top of it. This keeps her up off the cold concrete floor and minimizes pressure on her hips and other joints. The garage is kept slightly heated during winter (5C-10C). There is a pet door which allows Pearl the freedom to go in or out at her pleasure. If she wants to come into the house with us, she waits at the deck door and gives a little whine. If we don’t hear her, she will give 1 short “arf”. She rarely barks even when people drive onto our property. She doesn’t lick or jump up on people. She doesn’t chase or jump up on vehicles. She LOVES going in the vehicle with my husband and she really enjoys meeting people. Her coat is very healthy and does not require much brushing. She goes for grooming 2-3 times a year. She eats a raw diet of cubes of ground mixed meats which she prefers to eat frozen, straight out of the freezer once a day. She never gets into garbage in the garage. Her treats are kept in a low, open, plastic container on a table in the garage. Pearl could easily stick her nose in and start chowing but she never has. She loves getting a hand fed treat rewards and takes them very gently. Pearl does not like mice, birds, squirrels, cats, rabbits, deer, moose, coyotes, or other dogs on our property and stays busy chasing them away. Pearl is very ball motivated and will play fetch with a ball or stick with any one until they are too worn out to throw again.
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2 years ago