About Kahlua The Trained Shepherd
- Microchipped: Yes
- Housetrained: Yes
Kahlua is a happy, energetic, highly interactive and intelligent dog with a sweet disposition. When Kahlua first came to us she tested light positive for Heartworm. However, we're very happy to say that Kahlua is now Heartworm negative!! Here are some highlights of her personality and training from her dedicated foster family:
* Kahlua is a wonderful dog who loves people, including young children
* Loves taking walks and greeting all the children along the way
* Will walk well on the leash when walked properly (currently walked with a prong collar, as she is very strong)
* Knows Sit, Lay Down, Come and Stay
* Very food motivated, which is great for training
* Does fair with other dogs. She gets along very well with our large 13-year-old dog whom she was slowly introduced to. But she would do best as the only pet because she warms up to other dogs very slowly
* Very alert -- and likes to let us know when someone with a dog is walking past the house.
* Completely house-trained and crate-trained (should be crated when left alone, as she can get into food if it's left out)
* Sleeps well through the night
Foster Update: Kahlua really would be a fabulous addition to a family that can provide the attention that she needs. A large home and yard are also necessary, along with daily walks, to provide exercise. This tennis-ball-liking dog loves to run and swim, is good with calm children, and OK with some dogs. Although training is still needed in the walking area, she will easily sit, lie down, play dead and stay (as long as you have a TREAT!). Kahlua would be most happy in a no-pet household with a strong and firm "pack leader." If you don't know how to be a pack leader, I recommend the books written by dog psychologist Caesar Milan. Loving and affectionate, this gorgeous dog would love to have a forever home. Won't you let Kahlua have a chance?
Foster Update: Today marks one week that I have had Kahlua at home with me. Her current website description fits her to a tee. She is sweet and playful, very food motivated. Walks great on a leash but will veer off if she sees a squirrel or a dog. I have used the prong collar during our walks as she uses her strength to pull you towards the direction of a squirrel or stray cat. She does require plenty of exercise as she is very energetic. Sleeps well through the night and loves to get in and out of her crate to lay down on her own throughout the day. She has met many of my family and friends within the first few days of having her in my home and she has been friendly to all. Kahlua is very affectionate. She will nuzzle her head in your lap to be scratched. Kahlua has adapted well in my home. Her excitement and familiarity with me has increased each day.
***According to dogbreedinfo.com, the Deutsche Schäferhunde ("German Shepherd Dog) was first registered in 1899.Known for their tremendous loyalty and courage, they are calmly confident but not hostile. This breed needs his people and should not be left isolated for long periods of time. They only bark when it is necessary. Serious and almost human in his intelligence, they have a great ability to learn. The breed is so intelligent and learns so readily that it has been used as a sheepdog, guard dog, in police work, as a guide for the blind, in search and rescue service, and in the military. The German Shepherd also excels in many other dog activities including schutzhund, tracking, obedience, agility, flyball, and ring sport. His fine nose can sniff out drugs and intruders, and can alert handlers to the presence of underground mines in time to avoid detonation, or gas leaks in a pipe buried 15 feet underground. A quick daily brushing is best unless hair in the house is not a problem. They should be bathed only once or twice a year to avoid skin oil depletion. Shepherds have a life expectancy of around 13 years.