born ~July 2016
nearly crate trained!
Oy! It’s Olive! Little Olive is basically a super mutt! Foster Mama swears she is mostly Beagle with maybe a little Dachshund on the side to give her short legs, but other popular guesses are Lab and Corgi…so who knows! She is basically anything you want her to be! Olive is only about 30lbs and around 1-2 years old so she won’t be getting any larger. With her adorable build and super straight teeth, she’s perfect!
Ok, so her teeth aren’t super straight… if dogs could get braces, Olive would be first in line. But hey, they are pearly white, so, there’s that! Olive goes bonkers for food. The way to her heart is through treats. Lots and lots of treats! She can be very shy with new people, but once she is comfortable, she picks her friends and bonds like super glue. Seriously, Olive will always be by your side if you are her person. Loud noises and sudden movements can spook her but she is gaining confidence every day. She doesn’t nip but she will jump back to take in what just happened and debate whether or not she needs to run away. Olive has met a few kids with us now and if the kids are polite, she is happy! If they want to give her a quick hug, she is patient. She can get uncomfortable if things get a little crazy but so long as the children are supervised and aren’t allowed to tease or chase her, she should do well.
Finding a dog that is already housebroken is always a relief and Olive is just that. She is also crate trained. Olive should be crated while you are away from home; she has a tendency to chew on things that aren’t hers because she gets worried you may never ever come back to get her. Silly, right? But it’s a simple fix! A crate with a nice cozy dog bed in a quiet room makes Olive as happy as a clam while you are away. If you are home, she is a little peach and is happy to just follow Foster Mom around and won’t chew inappropriately. She’s a super easy, loving, quick learning dog who is fabulous at recall; when Foster Mom takes Olive to the dog park, she will sniff out the whole place and explore as far as she can, but the minute Mom calls her back, there she goes, running right toward her, excited as ever to come back to Mommy.
The dog park is a great way to exercise Olive. She is most comfortable with her current foster siblings but she is starting to play very well with other dogs and is making new friends! All she wants to do is chase them – nipping at their heels to instigate a good pursuit is her tactic of choice…and by nipping at their heels we mean Olive is a real ankle biter! She will run right up to her friends, grab their legs and try to run away with their leg in her mouth… It is too comical and soooo does not work that way! Honestly though, Olive doesn’t require a bunch of exercise. Short walks are sufficient as she is mostly a couch potato. The dog park is mainly for her foster sisters and she just refuses to be left behind!
If you’re looking for a super affectionate cuddle monster, Olive is here to please! With her precious food dance, bouncing around on her hind legs, you can’t help but smile with this girl.
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