At first Winnie can be timid and shy. Once she warms up, Winnie is a bouncy little girl who will follow you everywhere. When you sit, she is certain she belongs on your lap. Winnie enjoys her walks and zigzags in every direction hoping to spot a lizard.
What did you implement for house training? Do you think it's working? Winnie is very quiet, so it's hard to tell when she has to go out. She had a few accidents inside, ignoring puppy pads entirely. If she suddenly leaves the room it's best to take her outside.
Have you introduced them to a crate? If so, what kind of crate and what was their reaction? Winnie is very good in a crate. She may whine at first but settles down quickly. I give her a half piece of chicken jerky each time. She stayed in all night and for shorter times when I had errands.
How many hours did you leave them home alone? What was their behavior like when left alone? She's been alone (crated) for up to 3 hours. I have 2 resident cats so I didn't leave her loose. More for her potty mistakes than for the cats.
What is their behavior like with other animals? Winnie can be easily overwhelmed by forward animals, dogs and cats. Winnie learned to be polite with cats bigger than she is. She watched kittens thru a gate with much interest. Once she jumped the gate but she wanted their food and toys, and ignored the kittens.
What is their behavior like with new people and/or children? She's a little shy with strangers, and needs time to warm up. No one has been to our house.
Is there anything else that you would like the new adopter to know about this dog, such as any special tricks or adorable traits?
Winnie likes squeaky toys and ones she can rip the stuffing out of.
She never barked while here. She usually won't eat much breakfast until she's had a chance to go outside.
She'd love to share the bed but I didn't try it overnight. She's wiggly.