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Luca is a beautiful and sweet girl. She’s generally low-key, but with the affectionate, playful and active overall boxer style. Luca is shy in nature, but once she gets accustomed to her environment and trusts your leadership, she blossoms. Luca is crate trained (and prefers it as her “home base”), potty trained and knows commands such as sit, stay, down, crate. Luca is a very smart girl and capable of so much. Her training is not an issue, it is the leadership and engagement she receives that is key.
Luca is an awesome walk buddy – textbook perfect (doesn’t pull, stop to smell and rarely eliminates). She is very fit and agile so I assume she would do fine on runs. I believe there is a lot of opportunity with Luca – possibly agility work would be good as she really likes to think and have a job. She loads and rides well in the car.
Luca interacts with our two dogs and plays with our boxer. Due to her shy nature, she requires a slow introduction to other dogs. However, I have taken her on walks with all sizes of well-behaved dogs (unknown to her) and she is fine. She interacts well with our dog-savvy cat in the house and while supervised outside. She does have a high prey drive, but with firm leadership it’s not something she acts on. Luca would do best with a well-balanced young dog (or even a pack) as a playmate, or as an only dog as long as her human provides the companionship she needs.
Luca will require calm, assertive and consistent leadership providing exercise, discipline and affection in that order. She is a dog that needs to trust and respect her leader to blossom into the great dog she is.