Confidence: This girl is able to self entertain and play alone as well as solicit interaction from humans. She is not a bully, but also does not let another bully her.
Agility: She is agile and fast, watches her environment and notices motion.
Activity: This is a busy girl. She will go until she is exhausted and then crash.
Awareness: Nothing much goes unnoticed
- Social Skills: She plays well within the group, but expects some respect from the others.
- Senses: She is visually triggered.
- Competition: She doesn't intend to be last or left out of anything.
- Caution: Not as cautious as I would expect the smallest and next to last whelped to be.
Puppy socialization is going to be wonderful for her. She will gain a lot from being with other types of dogs of different sizes. She will no doubt be shocked that others are clumsy, since she is anything but.
This is a fast little gal - able to be very good at any dog sport. Always keep in mind that a dog is thinking as fast as it is moving. She will keep her humans busy trying to keep up for quite awhile
Play physical and mental games with her. She is very bright and needs to be stimulated mentally as well as physically. She is much too aware of everything to let her be bored. This is a girl that will self entertain and have a party of her own if left on her own. The quickest way to calm her down will be to work with her on something that requires her to think.
Socialize her to many situations. A dog that is this busy and aware needs to learn early to be comfortable in new places and hear new noises, etc. To avoid that part of her training could cause some fear sorts of opinions on her part. Better to over-socialize than to try to explain that everything is ok later on.
Dog Body, Dog Mind: Exploring Canine Consciousness and Total Well-Being