UPDATE ON SUNNI!
Sunni is now fully recovered from her traumatic past, thanks to HLH's rescue team. No one who meets her can even tell she has been shot and was involved in an unknown accident that completely shattered her back leg. She does favor her leg occasionally when running, and you may notice a limp after a big walk, but her recovery is nothing short of miraculous.
Sunni has made several trips to the off leash dog park and she loves it there! She sticks close, and has incredible recall. Honestly it needs to be said twice, her recall is amazing and we did absolutely no work on this with her. Sunni LOVES the water, and will walk into the river and just lay in it. We haven't taken her anywhere that she can swim yet, but we think she would happily swim, and it would probably be great for her leg.
Sunni still gets slightly nervous meeting new dogs, and she will puff her scruff and sometimes run to us for reassurance before she will participate in the obligatory greetings. Once she feels safe she makes new friends easily.
She has been great with all big dogs once she gets past her initial nerves, and has also met several smaller dogs now and we think she would be fine in a home with a small dog.
She is still showing signs of prey drive toward cats and rabbits, but her recall remains incredible when she has had the opportunity to chase, so it is a very manageable issue. (I don't know if we promote acreage homes) An acreage home would be perfect for Sunni. She is not a barker, and has shown no desire to roam. She wants to be near her people and her home and she will do really well in a home where she can spend a great deal of her time outside with her new family. One of her favorite pastimes is staring at me while I mow the lawn or weed the garden, or sitting next to me around the fire.
Sunni is walking really well on leash now, but will sometimes pull when she sees something she's interested in. She's still learning her personal space boundaries (she gets so excited about affection!) and has been very receptive to treat based training. She seems very energetic because she's always wagging and wiggling like an overgrown puppy.
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