Puffin

  • AARCS ID# A37553692
  • Female
  • Breed: Collie, Rough/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 1/8/2017
  • Size: Medium
  • located in Calgary

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    Puffin the love Muffin

    Puffin is a young and busy playful pup….we think she is about 1 yr old. She would be best suited to a family that is fairly active because she loves to play (with people and dogs) She would be great for someone that likes to hike or run…she’s small but mighty :) You can’t tell from the pictures…but she is deceivingly small…about 30 – 35 lbs but she is compact and stocky. Once she is sufficiently exercised she loves to cuddle. She will need a home that will enforce some boundaries as she thinks she can go and do what she wants when she wants, we are working on this but she will need continued consistency for her to realize that she doesn’t rule the roost. Puffin is crate trained and does well, we put her in at night and she usually fusses for about 5 minutes and then settles in.
    She is very smart and very loyal, she follows very well. Her on leash skills need a bit more work but she generally walks well (actually walks better on a hands free walking belt than a leash).
    Her play with other dogs should be monitored as sometimes she gets too over stimulated and needs to be interrupted and re-focused.
    Puffin is extremely food motivated and if another dog is in the house she will sometimes try and guard your food while you eat. She will sit for her own food but we are still working on “waiting” when we put the bowl down.
    Because she is a little jumpy (from happiness) and a bit “grabby” with food…we would recommend that she go to a home with kids older than 8 or 10. We do believe that she will make an amazing addition to any family as she is tons of fun and and super lovey. She’s like cuddling a marshmallow.

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      She likes the cats but needs to be monitored
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Yes, Good with Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Not tested with Kids
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      None