Rose needs a friend near baton rouge
I adopted a "free" 18-mo. female sheltie, no questions asked. The owner said they were the 2nd family, the 1st having 5 kids under 9. They said she was too aggressive with the grandkids. She has apparently spent a lot of time in a crate and doesn't know how to play. She rolls over on her back and play bites her feet. When I try to play with her she ignores the toys or ball and trys to play bite my hands, growling. She also is trying to play with the cats (who aren't having it). I want her to learn what my previous shelties just naturally loved--to chase balls or toys and bring them back. I have an ankle injury, and can't run to encourage her to chase. I think if she saw another dog chasing and retrieving, she would see what fun it is. She is very sweet and I can't imagine her harming children, but she cringes (not as much as at first) if you raise your arm as if she's been hit. She's very smart (of course, she's a sheltie) and it didn't take her long to learn the cats are part of the family. I don't think she had ever been around cats. I would love to find a sheltie near baton rouge for a play date.