Maggie didn’t work out in her new home. Maggie is anxious in new situations, and she’ll require someone who’s very patient, calm, and a good leader. She doesn’t like a lot of noise or distractions, so she will not do well with small children. An active adolescent might be really good to help her expend her energy.
Maggie prefers and needs lots of outside time to exercise and watch the squirrels and other critters. But she’s very much an Airedale with a strong prey drive, so she will require a securely fenced back yard. She has become very good on a “transitional” leash backed up with a Martingale collar, but her person must be proactive and be ready to intervene if she sees another dog or critter while on her walks. It takes not only good handling skills, but knowing how to read her to see if she’s becoming anxious.
She has come so far in her training. She gets along with other dogs, but they probably should be around her size (75 lbs) and be up to her rough play. She’s doing well at day care in the big yard with well-socialized dogs.
Maggie will need someone with plenty of time and commitment to follow-up with the foundation work that has been done by our trainer, but we all believe this big gorgeous girl can become a great companion for someone for many years to come.
Are you up to the challenge of Maggie? We’ll pledge continued consultation from our trainer if you need it.