Brie - in Maine!
Latest update: June 2016
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Brie is such an awesome girl! She is active and beautiful, and a world champion snuggler. We got some great info from one of her foster moms, “She definitely needs to continue to have someone who is active, will go for jogs, runs, walks with her. And someone calm, gentle but assertive. I rarely crate her at home, but when I do she's okay. Sometimes after a bath she get a little crazy and it calms her, but I don't make it a punishment. I tell her she's a good girl and take her out when she is lying down. BUT it needs to be only big enough for her to curl up and sleep so she doesn’t use it for a bathroom. I've left her home alone uncrated up to 5 hours with no accidents, but I take her outside immediately before and make sure she's gone to the bathroom. This took a little time (to be able to leave her out) until I knew she was more secure with house training. In the beginning I brought her out as frequently as you might a puppy and she learned very quickly. But she will go in other people's houses though if you don't take her out frequently. Definitely a nervous habit.
In the car she's good but will try and get into any food available. I take her for rides quite a bit while I do an errand but she will bark at dogs. She's been fine with kids, but not selective with her initial jumping and will take their food. She can get excited if she wants to get to their food so I wouldn't take that chance of having her with little kids, especially if food is around. We have worked with the trainer on the issues with food, counter surfing, etc. I can share the info with a new family. Brie is not anxious at home at all. She's actually super calm, just still gets very excited when people get here and she jumps on them. She should be introduced on a leash. She does really well with a Halti harness. She is only anxious 1% of the time, when meeting new people and dogs and at boarding places. Otherwise her temperament is sweet, relaxed and playful. I've notice she will match the mood/energy of her person, so that's something to keep in mind. She would do very well if she had consistency. At night she sleeps on my bed and sleeps 9-10 hours. I leashed her the first week but haven't had to since. She does not have accidents on her bed or mine. “
A couple other things we learned about Brie - she will jump a four foot fence from a standstill, she has benefited greatly from training work and that is a must to continue with her so she can use her smart brain. She loves other dogs, and good intros are important. She LOVES cats and kittens (in a good and very sweet way).
Brie is listed as four years old but a trainer who worked with her thought she might be much younger, like 1.t to 2 years or so. Sheweighs 53 lbs but she is very tall. She knows some commands and is eager to please. She is affectionate with her humans and loves to snuggle at bedtime or TV watching time. She loves to play fetch and chase sticks in the yard and is learning to bring them back. She needs some appropriate things to chew when she is in the house or she will find her own things ; 0 )
Brie is such a love! She has some dog friends that are little and a new puppy that she has been great with. She is a typical hound dog so will follow her nose. A leash or long lead is a must.
We are so looking forward to Brie finding the perfect forever family – an active home with older kids or just adults, with consistency and patience, and lots of love for this silly sweet long-legged hound dog!
Brie can not eat fish-based food but does well with poultry. She is a sensitive girl and will cower if there is yelling in the home.
Here is an Animoto video of our sweetie girl!
Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed - all are in foster care waiting for their forever families to find them. Brie is in Cumberland County, ME with a mom and older child.
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Brie is being fostered in York County, ME while she waits for her forever family to find her!