Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: I’ve taught bird care / training techniques
Posted February 22, 2015
When I met Luellah, it was love at first sight. I had waited 3 years after my childhood dog died to adopt again and when I saw her we were bonded instantly. With that said we had some struggles getting trained. I had always had a doggy door to train my dogs so I had no idea what to do with training her in my new apartment. We started out with puppy pads in the bathroom while I was at work. I came home to shredded puppy pads and urine on the floor. So we tried crate training. This didn't work for us either since we couldn't bear to be apart from each other and I couldn't bear to leave her in the crate while I was at work. What finally worked for us was a bell around the door. I would ring it when we went outside to go potty and eventually she started ringing it herself. She's very smart but I think with any situation just find what works for you. I find her breed to be very friendly, she doesn't know a stranger and is very good with kids, but then again I feel that it's how the dog is brought up. She had to be trained to be good around smaller pets like the ferrets but now she's wonderful with them. She's a breeze to groom and really just wants to please mom any way she can. Because of her small frame, a guard dog she is not. She's also not much of a barker but then again I feel like that's because of the training she's received. I couldn't ask for a better dog. She's loveable, loyal, loves to cuddle and is always up for a new adventure.