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Labrador Retriever / Husky / Mixed (medium coat)

Details about Koda

  • ID D220882
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever / Husky / Mixed (medium coat)
  • Gender: Female
  • Coat Length: Medium
  • Current Weight: 60.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 7/20/2020
  • Yard Required: Yes
  • Fence Requirement: 6 foot

Koda's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All

Koda's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Leashtrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Playful, Affectionate, Eager to Please, Intelligent, Good in Car, Plays with Toys

Koda is a big girl with a big heart. She loves to full body snuggle and wiil give kisses and hugs with her head. She is very smart, and very treat motivated and is working on basic commands like sit, down, stay, and come. She is also working on leave it and kennel. She would benefit from a family that wants to continue to work with her on some more advanced training. She needs continued work on impulse contol as she has been known to counter surf … Who doesn’t love all those goodies on the counter, right?

Koda is a medium energy dog who loves to play tug and romp with the resident dog —  Check out this cute video   of Koda playing . She will frequently play quietly on her own with her stuffed toys, or chew on a bone or nylabone and it’s important to have items to chew while she learns her manners.  She is good at knowing when it is quiet time, and will happily lay down, preferably near her people or on her bed.  
Koda is also working on loose leash walking and does best with a harness.  She goes on 2 walks a day and loves to sniff and be on the watch for critters. She  has a very high prey drive and will run after squirrels, rabbits and will benefit greatly from someone with patience and time to teach Koda impulse control as she’s strong.  Koda should also be in a home that has a high fence and not be left alone outside as she can jump like a gazelle and loves to chase. 
Koda would really thrive with someone who would continue to help her work on her manners while on walks where other digs are passing or seen.  She shows promise with positive reinforcements such as high value treats to keep her on focus whilw walking and passing other dogs as she gets over-excited and will need continued reinforcement in this area of training.  At this time, she’d be best as the only dog at her new home.  At her foster house, she is friendly with the resident dog, but this took a month of slow introductions, and should only be done by a family who is very confident that they can take the time to slowly introduce and make sure that the dogs get along.
Koda is an excellent guard dog – she will let us know whenever anyone is passing by the house, or coming up our sidewalk. She has been learning “enough” when we want her to stop the alert. She loves people! Once they’ve been invited inside, everyone is her best friend! She would be fine around kids, but she can be very energetic when playing so may not be best for small children who may get knocked over.  
Koda does have little bit of FOMO (fear of missing out). If she is in a separate room or area from her people and can hear them moving around, she may whine and occasionally bark to remind them that she’s still waiting to join them. She loves car rides and sticking her nose out the window - classic!
Who’s  ready for this lovable gal?  

Koda is from a reservation in South Dakota. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

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