Minnie - An Upbeat Girl Who
Loves to Play and Snuggle
Susan Daffron talks to Steve Mitchell who is a fostering a dog named Minnie for the Homeward Trails Animal Rescue in Virginia. Minnie is a mixed Doberman (maybe), but is much smaller than a dobie at only 35 pounds. She is an upbeat and loving dog, who loves nothing more than to snuggle up with you after a rousing game of retrieving tennis balls. In fact, Minnie's adoration of tennis balls makes her extremely easy to train because as Steve says, "she'll do almost anything for a tennis ball." Because Minnie is such a smart dog, Steve has already taught her a bunch of commands.
She knows the basics like sit and heel, and even a few fun ones like "high five," dance, and the ultimate challenge: "stay." Steve says she is so good about "stay" now that he can throw the ball and Minnie won't run after it until he gives the release word. (Any dog owner can tell you, that's an impressive feat!) Because Minnie hasn't had much experience around other dogs, she doesn't have the greatest doggie social skills, so it can take her a while to warm up to some dogs. She'd do best with active owners who will enjoy playing with and taking great care of this wonderful dog.
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