ELLIE – El Paso Area

PTSD, TBI, LIGHT MOBILITY, MOBILITY, RETRIEVAL

Meet Eager Ellie!!

Ellie is a 3 ½ year old, 65 lbs., German Shepard/Mix.  She is not spayed.

Ellie is Adorable!!! She loves praise, petting, and interaction with her owner, she is more than willing to please.

She makes wonderful eye contact and is great at accepting and executing the sit command.  She does need some work at other commands, since she has not been trained in other basic commands.

With her willingness to please, and the right trainer, she will execute all and every command taught in a short and timely manner.

She loves people and from her temperament, she will get along with other animals as well.

Quick assessment of Ellie:

  • Is in good health
  • Is willing to ‘snuggle’ and be held close
  • Willing to be petted and touched on all parts of its body, including back legs and on the face without incident
  • Makes good eye contact and holds contact for 10 seconds or more
  • Housebroken
  • Seems to be genuinely interested it’s “person” and seeks attention
  • Responds to praise and petting
  • Allows hand in its mouth without incident
  • Treat and praised motivated for training
  • Not easily frightened (a response to a loud noise is to be expected, but the dog should not show excessive fear)
  • Is friendly, calm, and generally “laid back” around all ages of children and male and female adults
  • Exhibits no excessive barking (training can correct this behavior)
  • Shows absolutely NO signs of aggression toward other dogs or people
  • Absolutely no history of aggression
  • Up to date on vaccinations
  • On monthly preventives
  • Unknown relations with cats

We do not transport dogs as there are numerous dogs across the country that need a forever home and have the potential to be a Service Dog.  Our dogs have been assessed as potential Service Dogs but have not been trained yet.  That training occurs when paired with their handler.  This enhances the bond between dog and owner.

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