Have you got your heart set on adopting a sweet GSP puppy? Well read on…
Prim is such an adorable cuddlebug! She has such a sweet and endearing personality. She is very reserved at first meeting new people, but once she feels comfortable she will be your best friend and is a typical puppy--playful, spunky, curious, happy. She thoroughly enjoys having another dog to play with and chase, but LOVES attention from people, especially ear and belly rubs. When there’s no one to play with she enjoys chewing on bones, balls and squeaky toys!
She is a gorgeous black roan with patched head and hindquarters, with natural tail and dew claws. She is about 10 months old, 19 inches at the shoulder and weighs under 40 pounds, what many people call a “pocket pointer." She is most likely a GSP mix, but she resembles her two 100% GSP foster sisters so much, people think they’re related.
Prim walks well on her leash and she has learned sit, down, come (most of the time!) and she's working on heeling on a loose leash. Prim is a quick learner and motivated by treats and toys, so she is easy to train. She loves going on walks, and rides in the car, and enjoys going to work with her foster mom.
She has been polite and well-mannered and more on the mellow side for a 10-month-old GSP. When she came, she was recovering from spay surgery and every day since she has gained stamina and muscle thus the level of need of exercise is increasing.
She has a few puppy behaviors that will need addressing. She is a chewer, so she needs close supervision, substituting appropriate toys, when she chooses the wrong thing to chew. When she is “mouthy”, it’s gentle grabs to the hands, but it needs to be corrected and redirected. She sometimes counter surfs, but not as much, now that she has learned it’s not accepted. Prim even though house trained has had a few accidents due to submissive and/or excitement urination. Remember she is almost a year old, but GSP’s generally display puppy behavior until they’re 24 months or older. Prim will need a loving family that is determined to give her leadership and training with gentle, consistent positive reinforcement.
Have you got your heart set on adopting Prim? She is ready for her forever home!