- 1 year
- Admitted March 2022
Zia is looking for a training minded home who are happy to work with her to continue to improve her behaviour. She can be a bit reactive towards people and some dogs on walks and can be a little cheeky in the home too. She's a very trainable dog and our team would talk any interested potential owners through her training and support with this in her new home.
Support and Health
How much training will I need?
Can I be left alone?
Zia is not overly comfortable with being left at home on her own and in her previous home was only able to left for up to an hour after plenty of time settling in. New owners need to be prepared that getting Zia to the point where she is not distressed when left alone is likely to take a significant amount of time.
Zia struggles with house training and new owners will need to invest time in helping her with this. We have done numerous medical investigations to rule out a medical cause of her frequent toileting and it is likely due to her anatomically having a very small bladder and therefore needing more regular toilet breaks than the average dog.
Do I have any medical conditions?
Who I can live with
Can I live with dogs?
Can I live with cats?
Can I live with small pets?
Zia really pulls to meet other dogs and is extremely strong. Generally, she is very sociable with them and wants to play, although can be quite full-on. More recently we have seen that she has started to become frustrated around dogs and on occasions lunged and barked at dogs in her last home. Zia would love to live with a playful but well-rounded dog. She is very playful and can be quite persistent with this so it's important that her new canine friend would be happy with this.
Zia has a high chase drive around smaller pets and so would not be suitable to share her home with them.
Family and environment
What kind of family am I looking for?Zia could share her home with a family with teenage children or above. Whilst she is friendly and affectionate, she can be cautious of new people initially and can be a little intolerant of handling at times. When over-excited she can jump up and mouth at people, this isn't uncommon for dogs of her age but some people can find it a little intimidating so it needs careful management.
What type of environment would suit me?Zia is a typical hound and follows her nose, she will be unable to go off the lead on walks so will need a secure garden. Due to her behaviour towards strange people, she would be best suited to a home in a quieter, more rural setting.
Zia came into the care of Woodgreen as her previous owner was struggling with some of her behaviour and felt unable to meet her needs. She is a full-on young lady who is currently going through adolescence, meaning that she likes to push the boundaries at times. Luckily, Zia is extremely trainable and very intelligent so we are working with her to help her learn the skills to develop into a well-rounded adult.
Zia loves food and the opportunity to play with toys. She's always on the go and with being a youngster doesn't always have the time to sit still and enjoy a fuss at the moment, although when she's sleepier in the evening, she is said to be more relaxed. She can be a little cheeky and will steal items around the house but will swap them nicely for a tasty treat if you need to get them back. Zia would love a home where she has a job to do, especially if it involves being able to use her nose!
Before we get started, please confirm you’re comfortable with the level of ongoing support Zia needs. If you’re ready to make that commitment you won’t be on your own: our specialist teams will be on hand for as long as you need us.
Additional informationZia is looking for a training minded home who are happy to work with her to continue to improve her behaviour. She can be a bit reactive towards people and some dogs on walks and can be a little cheeky in the home too. She's a very trainable dog and our team would talk any interested potential owners through her training and support with this in her new home.
Interested in adopting me?
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