Clover is a sweet two-year-old dog who is fearful of new people. Once she gets to know you she is lovable and trusting like any other retriever, but it will take patience on the human’s part.
We don’t know everything about her history, but obviously there has been a lack of socialization with humans and possibly some lack of care. Her current physical health is excellent.
Behaviors we have observed during her first week in our home:
- Clover loves car rides and behaves perfectly.
- She is kenneled when we are gone and responds well to "kennel up."
- Clover will drop toys or rawhides on command, or we can take them from her mouth with no issue.
- She sleeps on a dog bed on the floor next to the human bed. She will get up on the human bed but only if asked.
- Clover loves to play! This could be by herself with rubber squeaky toys, fetch with her humans, or wrestling with her foster brother.
- She knows her commands well and walks great on a leash with no pulling.
- We have not seen any counter surfing or inappropriate chewing.
- Clover did have some accidents the first few days in our home, but that has since stopped. I would attribute it to a new environment, her fearfulness, and our not totally understanding her cues.
We want to continue working to understand Clover’s fearfulness before making her available for adoption. Stay tuned for updates!