NOVA AND VALENTINO – NOVA – SM MINIATURE SILVER DAPPLE SMOOTH FEMALE – 1 YR 10 MONTHS – 30/06/20 VALENTINO – LGE MINIATURE RED SMOOTH MALE – 2 YRS -DOB 19/09/19 – BONDED PAIR CANNOT BE SEPARATED
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Nova Profile –
Nova is almost 2 years old and is a small mini. She is very timid but does come out of her shell every now and then when she feels safe. She looks to Valentino and her bonded human for courage. She shakes when she feels unsafe and will go to her safe space (crate or chair) and stay until she feels secure again. She just needs routine and will gain her confidence once she knows her surroundings. She wants to be under the house when outside.
She will take a few days to eat and take treats but once she feels secure she will eat from your hand. She prefers cooked or raw meats and will eat dry food if nothing else is offered. She will play with Valentino in short bursts. She loves to just curl up next to you or Valentino and be patted and scratched behind the ear. She sleeps with Valentino on their beds. I have them locked in a crate together at night. This is left open for them to go to if needed during the day but they also have a chair to sleep or other beds in the house. I also lock Nova in the crate at dinner time so she can eat her meal in peace.
She is more an inside dog but will need to be toileted regularly until she knows her spot outside. She loves everybody even though she is shaking and timid she really just wants you to pat and cuddle her. She will bark if people arrive but settles quickly. She needs work on her sit command but comes to her name. Overall she is a very lovable dog. She enjoys walks with Valentino on the double lead. She can be scared at times with new noises but again will settle quickly. She was good with children but I think she would prefer older teenagers as the sudden noises of loud children can make her scared.
Valentino Profile –
Valentino is 2 years old and is very lovable. He likes to rule the house but is quick to take a back seat if another dog challenges him. He will bark if he hears noises outside or people arrive. He is quick to settle once introduced to people but can be a bit standoffish. He is all bluster though. He has a low grumble to say “I’m tough don’t mess with me’ but really he is wagging his tail and saying please pat me and love me.
He loves Nova and will check on her every time he goes outside or comes inside. Once he has his routine he rarely barks but may continue to bark if no one is home to distract him (not yet tested). He does jump up and try to grab you when excited but if ignored he soon stops. He will come when called and sits on command. He loves to play and chew on old bones. He does like to bury his bones outside so be mindful of this if you don’t want holes in your garden. He loves going out for walks but can be a little scared when lots of people are around. I think this will improve once he knows his neighbourhood. He is happy inside or out, but if left outside on his own, he will bark if other dogs are barking. He will let you know when he wants to go outside.
Overall he is a gorgeous big boy. I think better suited to a person home most of the time as he loves to be inside rather than out.
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