Our beautiful big girl Cali is a 3 year old XL Bully who would be described as the class clown in the human world and won’t fail to brighten your day!
She loves going on quiet countryside walks, but her favourite past time is playing fetch – especially if the toy squeaks! Cali has a loving and affectionate nature towards the people she builds bonds with and is quick to do so – as long as they play and sneak her a treat in return. Despite weighing 45kg she seems to think she is the size of a Yorkie and loves squeezing up onto your lap for a cuddle, proving herself to be a bit of a couch potato around the home.
She would benefit from living in a rural or semi-rural location as she enjoys the quieter side to life. She can be worried when first settling into a new environment so needs a calm, quiet and safe home to make her feel secure during her settling in period.
Even though Cali has good lead manners, she will need an owner who is confident in handling strong large breed dogs. She will thrive in a home that has the time to provide her with on-going training; she’s learnt many basic commands already here at the centre and will be keen to learn more in the home. Cali is driven by toys and food which makes training extremely easy. At this time, she will be best suited to an adult only home due to her size and boisterous manner.
Unfortunately, it’s clear Cali has missed out on early socialisation with other dogs so can show a fear response when in their company. The staff at CDCH have been working hard to desensitise Cali to other dogs in the distance which she has been very responsive to. Due to this behaviour Cali has been muzzle trained to ensure she can be kept safe; this will give her new owner the confidence to explore different areas and maintain her socialisation/training.
Please tell us in your form (if any), your experience of managing a dog with anxieties around other dogs.
If you have a Cali shaped hole in your life and are ready to give up your space on the sofa, then please fill out a perfect match form and let us know.
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