7/24: weight is 38.6 lbs
Estimated DOB :04/24/20
Gretel is a loving and happy pup when she trusts. She is an extremely smart girl and learns quickly with repetition. She knows how to sit, lay down and wait, and she is learning recall with a hand to nose touch. Gretel loves her treats and responds quite well to frequent, short training sessions with high value treats. She is slowly learning to play with toys and other dogs. Her drive to please and overcome her fears is huge but she must do things at a pace which allows her to learn positivity and to trust. Gretel is an extremely timid and shy girl. She will require an owner/family with the time and patience to help her overcome her fears and integrate well into her new family . She is currently in a foster home where she is learning to become part of a family (with other dogs) and all that entails. Her trust continues to grow each day; however, meeting others is still difficult for her. She has no problems with other dogs and often follows the lead of others in the pack. Gretel is fully house trained and will retreat to her quiet spot if nervous or afraid. She requires a home on the quieter side, other pups are ok and she would do her best with someone willing to let her advance at her own speed with gentle pushes when she is ready. Gretel will now accept a leash and harness on and will walk in quiet areas but is often startled by noises, people and wind sounds. Again, she is still a work in progress but no less of an amazing and loving dog. Before leaving Cortez Rescue, Gretel will be given a full medical assessment to ensure she remains in optimum health. She currently lives in Baja near Cabo San Lucas.