Be so mean? What I have learned about Mina since she has come to live with us. I've come to call her Mean Meenie!
She is definitely Mama's girl. I have more control over her than Steve, but not much. She can jump. She can jump onto the pool table. She can jump onto the kitchen counters! While I was at work this weekend, Mina jumped onto the counter after Steve had made himself a tomatoes and toast dinner and just turned to start his tea kettle and she was up there stealing his meal in seconds flat. I actually found this to be quite hilarious! He did not.
She tries to engage the horses at play by bringing her tennis ball to them and waiting for them to come towards it and then snatching it up at the last minute and doing it all over again. I have to get video of this! It's pretty funny!
She picks on certain kitties and it turns ugly very quickly. I did buy a shock collar for this behavior, however, haven't used it yet. I am able to supervise her and tell her "No" when she approaches a cat and she listens. It's when she sneaks towards a kitty and I don't catch her that it very quickly gets ugly and intervention is absolute or there may be an injured kitty.
She chews, so when we go out she must be crated. Also because of the kitties. On a good note, she is very good about the crate and sits quietly. She's very mouthy.
She is not noisy until the others bark and she is just starting to talk to me. She plays rough when she wants to go out to potty. Her way of getting my attention.
She stays by my side for the most part 24/7 including sleeping with me all day when I have to work. She is Mama's girlie! My cuddle pooch!
She loves tennis balls, the more the better! She doesn't care much for a squeaky toy, just tennis balls. And she is a digger! Loves to play in the sand and dig! She'll dig to China if I let her!
All and all a good dog and with the consistency in training I'll give her, she will be an even better dog. May even take to the fair with us. Of course, then I'll have to bring poop baggies, so maybe not.