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Nollie is a spayed female corgi/Australian Shepherd mix. She is approximately 3 years old and weighs about 27 pounds. She has the pretty black-headed tri-color markings of the Aussie.
Nollie didn't have the best start, coming from a home in which she had learned to be a bit fearful. She's been in foster care for an extended period and has been socialized and developed more confidence. She is now a different dog.
She has never shown any true aggression, but when we first got her she was shy and reactive. She has now learned to control her reactive responses and plays well with people and other dogs, however we wouldn't suggest her for a home with young children. She definitely needs an all-adult home and an experienced, knowledgeable owner.
Nollie needs an owner who is familiar with the herding breeds and can work with her to continue to build her trust and confidence. Someone who knows about the Australian Shepherd temperament would be ideal.
Nollie is smart and very obedient. She learns thing quickly and is very athletic. She needs to continue obedience training so she can bond with a new owner. As she has learned basic obedience it has really helped her gain confidence, she is able to perform a simple behavior to over ride any fears. A simple "watch me" and "sit" and she is able to ignore the scary person or situation. Her ideal owner will continue her training, as it will help her to bond and give her confidence. She knows sit, down, wait, stay, leave it, and walks nicely on a leash.
This is an active athletic dog. She really needs regular exercise and is accustomed to good walks on a regular basis in her foster home. Anyone who adopts her should be prepared to offer her regular walks and make a point of taking her out with them to do errands, etc. She really needs to continue her exposure to the world and continue to build her socialization skills.
This girl has the sweetness of the Aussie and is extremely affectionate. She now gets along well with other dogs and with people, although certain situations still cause her to exhibit fear. In certain situations she will bark if something spooks her. She bonds with her human companions and always wants to be with you. She is very curious and somewhat busy. Truly, she has a typical Aussie personality.
Nollile is house trained in her current environment. All dogs require a refresher when they change situations. This can easily be accomplished by following the instructions in our Housetraining 101 article.
Health: Nollie is up to date on all vaccinations and rabies. She is on preventative for fleas and heartworm and is heartworm negative. She is in excellent health.
Nollie has come a long way while she's been with us. She is becoming a better companion every day and is really looking for that person who can continue her socialization and training. That person will be well rewarded by this extremely sweet, affectionate and happy dog.
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