It’s official. Sweet Siena is going to be a pet! This is good news, really. As service work just wasn’t a good fit for her. She’s a homebody. She doesn’t like a lot of change. I’m helping spread the word because I think the more people who know about her, the better our chances of finding her the perfect home. Here’s a taste of who Siena is…
I’m not responsible for selecting the home. I’m really just the lady who reaps the benefits of having a Dane puppy in the house until a great home is found. [And the one who will be boo-hooing when said home is selected and it’s Siena-transfer time, of course.] Service Dogs of Virginia purchased Siena and are the rightful owners. It will be their decision to find and select Siena’s permanent home.
Here are all the particulars about this sweet girl.
Born: June 4, 2012
Breed: European Great Dane (AKC papers)
Color: Merle (grey, black speckled with white)
Siena’s a great dog who wouldn’t be comfortable working in public in ever-changing conditions and locations. She’s more of a homebody.
Siena is current on her vaccinations, has started basic manners training and is doing very well in K9 Nose Work™ classes.
She gets along very nicely with other dogs and lives in harmony with a cat.
Siena is very snuggly and definitely enjoys a nice long nap on the couch. She’s fantastic in her crate andruns to it when asked.
She is just finishing up her house training and can go to the bathroom outside on cue (a very handy thing!).
She’s a very soft and sensitive dog, so her new family will agree to use only clicker training with her (no prong, choke, or shock collars). No underground electronic fences.
Reason Released: Siena doesn’t handle change very well. She’s happiest in her comfortable home, not out in the grocery store or mall. She’s very happy going places — she enjoys trips to the farmer’s market, local park, neighborhood walks — she just didn’t transition well into public places that a service dog would have to frequent (stores, doctor offices, restaurants, etc.).
Training: Puppy Charm School (will continue until she’s 18 weeks), K9 Building Blocks (good manners training (will start at 18 weeks). Siena very much enjoys K9 Nose Work class and we’ve noticed that this class, not surprisingly, is building her confidence level and expanding her horizons. And she’s quite good at it, too!
She’s Good At: walking politely on a leash, going to and staying in her crate, cohabitating with our kitty, playing with other dogs, snuggling, leaning, car rides (provided you don’t drive like a maniac).
Price: $1500. If you’re interested in Siena, contact Service Dogs of Virginia:
If you want more information about Siena’s personality and training, contact me:
Steph B. says
The sleepy puppy video is hysterical! What a cute puppy. hope she finds a fantastic home!
So…you’ve tested out driving like a maniac with her in the car?
She is so adorable! I do hope the right owners show up soon.
Peggy Sorensen says
She is beautiful. I wish we could handle her right now, but alas, we cannot. For anybody who is looking for a Dane-You could not do better than to adopt this girl! Laurie helped us with our Dane, Max, who is very similar in temperament and the clicker training made all the difference in our lives. Max is an AMAZING addition to our family and I know that Siena will be the love of your life too!
Laurie Luck says
Sadly, yes I have. And I made the poor girl shake all over. I was running late to teach puppy class so I, ahem, took a few liberties with the speed limit. I won’t do that again with her in the car. It scared the poor girl. She doesn’t appreciate my lead-foot, or the herky-jerky turns and braking when I exceed the speed limit.
Laurie Luck says
Oh Peggy! Thanks for the kind words. Would you believe I still think of Max often. He was such a cool, gentle-soul dog in class. I’m glad to hear he’s doing well. Give him a big ol’ kiss from me, his biggest fan! 🙂