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Wilma (in kennels)

WILMA NEEDS TO BE AN ONLY DOG WITH PEOPLE EXPERIENCED WITH THE BREED.

Wilma is a beautiful female German shepherd who is a 2 year old , she is vaccinated, microchipped and spayed.

She is a petite little girl. She is very people friendly and just loves to be cuddled.

Wilma can be quite vocal towards other dogs when out on a walk and will pull on the lead but as she's not the largest of dogs so not too much of an issue and she is now used to walking on a martingale head collar.

She does have very basic training so would benefit from going to training classes. 

Wilma has now moved to the Gloucester kennels where she is worked with each day, on her basic commands and her attitude towards other dogs. Volunteer walkers take her out a couple of times a week and give her 1 to 1 time and get to know her better.

If you feel you can offer Wilma her forever home please go to our adoption page and complete our questionnaire

 

Update from kennel walker 19 Apr 17:

"We both spent some time with Wilma, what an absolutely gorgeous little dog. We focused on trying to get her ball focused in one of the enclosures, this entailed lots of running around and ball play which she absolutely loved. Wilma is very treat focused and loved the sausage and cheese chunks we took in. Wilma has beautifully soft fur which she absolutely loves being stroked, she is a very tactile dog, loves rolling over on her back to have her tummy tickled. Wilma, to us, is a very person orientated dog. Wilma demonstrated an understanding of sit, down, touch and come. She takes food very gently. Wilma is a very bouncy dog capable of jumping quite high but not up at us. I believe that something like agility would be brilliant for her."

Update 16th May 2017

After the initial out of kennel rush Wilma settled very quickly though full of energy, walking at the end of but not particularly pulling on the lead. Wilma spent most of her time nose down. At one point she must have seen a mouse/shrew or something similar as she playfully pounced up and down at whatever moving in the long grass, made me smile.

Update June 2016

I later took Wilma for a walk. Wilma absolutely loves running in the long grass pouncing on anything that dare moves within. Did a bit of sit, stay and recall training.

A few notable observation whilst out:

We walked past a group of horses, Wilma totally ignored them and they ignored her.

Whilst walking down a single track road, Wilma to heel, a collie on a lead approached us from the other direction. The collie was pulling strongly on its lead. When we got to about five meters distance the collie started barking and reared up on its back legs nearly pulling its handler over. The handler had real problems physically controlling the dog. Wilma continued to walk to my heel. Wilma partially turned to face the threat, as I would expect any dog to, but did not respond in any way at all. I allowed her a very tiny bit of slack on the lead, she did not take it up. I did not feel any tension through the lead. Brilliant. Wilma behaved impeccably in this situation.

Later I walked her along a section of a busy A road. Wilma walked very well to heel and did not show any reaction whatsoever to any of the passing traffic. Whilst walking to heel she even managed to keep her nose out the long grass.

When towel drying her after the walk she initially reacted to having her back legs and feet dried, however a bit of time and patience later she allowed me to dry her legs.

Wilma is showing great progress and will make a real little gem for her forever family.

All My Details

  • Age: 2
  • Gender: Female
  • Colour: Black and Tan
  • Coat: Short
  • Neutered/Spayed: Yes
  • Good with other dogs: No
  • Good with cats: No
  • Good with children: Don't Know
Added on Tuesday, 11 October 2016
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