Flynn 4 yr old spayed female - IA
My pictures don't truly show it but I'm a very powerful girl.
Flynn is currently being fostered in a house of 3 other dogs and she tolerates all of them. She is trying to learn how to play with the other dogs but seems unsure of how to go about it. Flynn does go out with the other dogs but tends to be solo where the other three are playing and chasing each other.
My name is Flynn, my foster mom calls me Flynn or Flinstone. I'm 4 years old, spayed and up to date on my vaccinations. My pictures don't truly show it but I'm a very powerful girl. My foster mom has had bruises from where my head has connected with her head and shin. Ouch!
If you are looking for a dog that will be with you in everything you do, I'm the one for you! My foster mom goes nowhere by herself when I'm inside. She might get lost you know. I do like to help her in the kitchen by counter surfing to get any crumbs that might have been missed. One of my pictures shows me washing dishes but I was really counter surfing! I do stand on my hind legs to reach the counter so you'll need to keep a close eye on me.
I love running around in the dog yard and chasing the balls that my foster mom throws. I need a decent size yard with a minimum 5 foot fence, 6 foot fence would be better. I jumped the 4 foot fence where it sagged a bit and scared my foster mom to death when she saw me running outside the fence. I'm working on my recall so I did come running when she called me but please don't take a chance because I love to chase bunnies and squirrels!
As with most Malinois, no cats, no tiny dogs, and recommend no children (maybe teenagers). Flynn is a special dog who will win your heart if given the chance she deserves.
One of my favorite toys is the red Kong that I chase when you throw it. Playing tag can be fun but remember I am a herding dog and I can get too excited. I haven't nipped anyone while playing, heck; I haven't nipped at a human at all!
After play time outside, I like to come in the house and find one of my favorite bones to chew on; I'm fond of raw knuckle bones and nylabones. I settle down nicely when I'm inside and I am crate trained and go in when it suits me. There are times where I have to be convinced that it is time and I do sleep in my crate at night. My foster mom hasn't left me unattended in the house because when I first came to her I pottied on the floor a couple of times and yes we had discussions about it. I haven't done this for a long time but I think she's just not going to take a chance.
Playing with older kids is great, throw a kong or ball and I'm thrilled, but I'm pretty big and am still learning not to jump on people so I shouldn't be left unattended with little kids. I've been around babies and toddlers, supervised and never left alone with them, and their noise doesn't bother me but I don't always watch where I am going and I might accidently knock them down.
Oh, I forgot to mention that I haven't been around cats so I don't know if I'll behave but I can't be trusted with small fuzzy critters! My foster brother and I caught a rabbit that got in the dog yard and between the two of us we killed it.
My foster mom thought this was fun to write but here is a condensed list of my perfect home.
Someone to bond with forever, I'm a sweet heart and want my very own person!
Good size yard with minimum 5 foot fence, 6 foot is better.
Family with older kids, just due to my size. It would be good if you have experience with herding dogs. We can be butt nippers if we get too excited and we can be mouthy.
Someone to make sure I get the daily exercise I need. Throwing a ball in the yard, long walks or even a run would be wonderful.
Someone to brush me weekly. Doesn't take long because I have short coat but it helps keep hair floating off me when I shake.
Nail trims are required. I don't like it but it has to be done.
Let me be inside with you. I want to be a part of the family and be where you are.
I tolerate other dogs but I do not like them in my face or my space and will tell them in no uncertain terms to back off! I haven't been in a dog fight with my foster moms 3 dogs and I do go out in the dog yard with them and am in the house with all 3 of them. I'm learning how to play so it would be great to have a playmate close to my size. If you don't have a dog I'm ok being an only as long as I get to play with someone.
A crate for me to sleep in at night and when you are gone during the day. It keeps me feeling safe and out of mischief. I also eat in my crate.
Love me and all my wonderful silliness but be firm when needed, understanding when I don't know what you mean, gentle when you look into my eyes, safe from anything that could harm me or anything I could harm and willing to continue with training me. I know sit, down and come. Other commands I'm learning are wait, stand, off and NO.
Won't you be my forever heart person?
For more information about Flynn, please contact: Janet
If you want to apply for this dog, click Flynn's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Janet, Flynn's coordinator.