her history is unknown, it does appear she may have been
mistreated in a previous home. She definitely reacts by
ducking, or throwing herself down to the floor, if she thinks
you are reaching toward her too quickly. She is nervous
about being pet, about having her collar grabbed, and about
having her leash put on.
doesn't react in an aggressive way at all, she just tries
to evade and escape in these situations when she is nervous.
This extends to situations outdoors when she is being called,
normally she simply wants to be with you and follow you
everywhere but if you are trying to specifically call her
she will get spooked and often go in the opposite direction,
clearly nervous about what is going on.
We are working with her in her foster home and her adoptive
family will need to be sure to continue to work with her,
to show her there is no threat of harm and help her put
the past behind her. This won't be hard to do as she is
a true joy to spend time with and she really does love attention,
she just gets nervous sometimes. Because of her tendency
to spook, a home with a fenced yard is preferred.