August 28, 2019
Zara was homed earlier this year, but unfortunately is being returned as she has proved too much of a handful with the young children in the family. She is a 2 year old Shar Pei x Staffie who is a very friendly bundle of energy. She has settled really well in kennels, benefiting from the routine and structure – they describe her as a ‘peach’ (and a hippo!). When she wants to please she will do as she’s asked in double-quick time, and will sit and take treats very nicely. She is OK off the lead provided there are no distractions. Although she has previously lived with young children she has been too boisterous in play and didn’t know when to stop – getting over-excited and losing track of how firmly she was gripping. At kennels she has not exhibited this behaviour at all. Zara chews when left and may benefit from crate-training. She can be reactive with other dogs, and needs work on her socialisation skills. However, in kennels she is playing and interacting with other dogs who are in adjacent exercise pens (not in the same pen) She is a no to cats. Zara needs an active home with some dog-experience, where she can benefit from being in a routine, firm boundaries which are set and maintained, and plenty of mental stimulation. We would recommend older children only, depending on the experience of the adults in the home.