Skye is about 90lbs and 24 inches to the shoulder. She is about 4 years old and has not yet been fixed. She is currently in a foster to adopt home in British Columbia
She has great house manners no counter surfing, no begging at the table or while eating on the couch, no treat aggression.
Knows sit, stay and down
Plays great with other dogs and from a few interactions with children she did well.
Does not jump on furniture. Not scared of a crate but never gone in it yet.
Does not chase cars.
Loves car rides and walks
Unknown to how she would act with a cat but while walking she does bark at them.
Not scared of loud noises or raised voices.
Is energetic when people come into the house but calms down quickly.
Does not jump on people but when excited she does stand on back legs.
Loves to go for a walk, not scared of collar or her leash.
Plays dead when it’s grooming time, if you can lift her she will lay down in the shower/bath and same with the grooming table.
Pulls her paws away with touching them.
Never bitten nor growled while grooming and bathing
She did growl at other dog when feeding at the same time but watched over her while feeding and did well.
Her current foster family has provided the following about their work on training Skye
I have been taking her food way periodically when she is eating and no aggression towards me or the other dog
I have been touching paws, and bugging her while she is laying around and no reaction other than annoyance.
When barking in the house using; to settle her we say; “it’s ok” “leave it” and “good girl” this informs she does not need to protect us which I have seen improvement on.
When pulling on the leash with no one around “easy” she relaxes a bit more
When I see a biker coming along we stand 4 ft out of the way a assure her with “it’s ok” “leave it” and “good girl” I have seem improvements with this as we have been introduced her to what a bike is.
When we see another dog we try to use “”it’s ok” “leave it” and “good girl” before gets in the zone for barking.
She needs help with snapping out of the barking on leash at other dogs.
She is a bit over weight but with walks and restrictions to the amount of treats she will be fit in no time.
Airecanada believes Skye would do well with some professional training and we are expecting her new family to proceed with spaying but not until she has settled and is comfortable in her new setting.
Those interested in other Airedales should complete an application at https://www.airecanada.com/adoption-applications/