Age: 2 and a half Sex: Female Favorite Food: She has a sweet tooth, and she is not a big eater, although she likes a variety of training treats. Kibble, not a fan even though I've tried everything. Currently main diet is Kirkland chicken and rice. Higher protein count keeps her weight up a bit (she's a skinny dane at only 110 lbs even though she's tall, 35" at shoulder List of Tricks: I don't know what constitutes a trick, so I'll list known cues Sit Down Stay Come Leave it Drop it Which hand? Shake High five Wait Okay (release word) Touch Catch Go to place Watch me Off Stand Dead dog Bow Toys-She loves all toys, especially tug toys, she also likes to make toys out of things that aren't toys such as pillows, socks, underwear, whatever will get you up off your butt to try and get her to release the toy Habits-JJ is an attention hussy, and to her any attention is good attention. She loves being petted, sleeping, or playing with toys or the other dogs. If she is not getting what she wants she will try and find a way to get it, usually in a way you don't want her to. Problems-JJ is a very pushy and demanding dog, both from her people and the other dogs. Luckily she doesn't find most things worth fighting over. Her social skills with other dogs are fairly poor because of this, they often find her obnoxious (for good reason) unless they are very polite, tolerant and stable, even though she only really wants play, acknowledgement and social acceptance. For example will she bark at Mia or the cats to try and get them to play, or stare at Apollo when he sends "back off" signals to her, but she backs off when another dog gets snarky with her. She is "space sensitive" has some resource guarding issues and handling issues because of this. She doesn't guard food or toys, it's space, if she has a coveted resting space she doesn't want to leave it. She's come along way in those areas and now her only big issues is a handling issue, she doesn't like strangers touching her around her head, which is still a big problem She is also a total "what's in it for me?" kind of dog, which took some getting used to since my other dogs had been very eager to please. Once I learned how to harness that attitude I found out because of it she's extremely easy to motivate. Despite the fact she's in it for herself and finds even negative attention reinforcing she's very sensitive and picks up on moods and mirrors them very easily. Strengths-She is motivated by many factors, she loves toys and play, praise, attention, affection, food. She is super teachable and picks up most things immediately, but they have to have a long reinforcement history before they are reliable cues because she doesn't like to do things that don't benefit her. Once a cue has been well conditioned she performs the behaviors reliably amidst any raise in criteria and with great enthusiasm. She is super fun to train because she picks things up so quickly, it's reinforcing to the trainer to work with her. LOL Temperament-playful, moderate energy level, very affectionate, sensitive but independent minded, usually confident but has certain triggers where she's very nervous and prone to fear aggression. The only dog in the house who might actually bite me under certain circumstances without much warning or provocation (at least in my mind). However, she's never bitten anyone, has good bite inhibition (I know this because she used to nip a lot during grooming) and I don't plan on putting her in situations where she might think about biting someone. And anything else you'd like us to know-JJ was a rescue who came with no training and some behavioral problems but has came a long way considering.