Her name is Kimba!!! she is a one year old Golden Retriever/Labrador retriever mix , she was the runt out of a litter of 10 , we have had her for most her life . We got her at 3 months and until then she grew up in the backyard of the person we got her from. She is a highly energetic pup , that needs daily exercise , such as walks , runs, and training.
She is house broken , will paw at the door if your within view and bark and sit near the door if she needs to go out, she is crated trained and will go into her crate when asked , unless she feels like being playful and will lay on her back and ask for a scratch instead near the crate. We crate her when we go on short 2-3 hour outings , longer than that we place her in the backyard . At night she was crated around 8-9 pm and we would let her out around 7 am. She knows the commands sit and off, she will run out the door if given the opportunity its something we have been working on and she is getting better at sitting when the door opens.
Now the reason we are rehoming her, a few months ago she bit but didn’t break skin on one of my children when they walked past her food. We then started training her not to food guard and she did well as long as there was an adult there, once it was just a child by themselves she would revert back to food guarding. We then took her to a trainer and behaviorist and she did well once again with adults , but with children she would revert back to food guarding. The behaviorist believes she views small children as litter mates and being the runt growing up in the backyard hardwired her mind to guard food . She has never acted this way with adults just children, i have 3 small children and this is not a risk we can take at this time.
Kimba would be an amazing dog for a household with NO CHILDREN! shes a total love bug and loves getting pets and hugs.