Coda is a very loving dog who will lean into you for a good scratch. Nothing makes her happier than when her caregivers sit on the floor with her and give her belly rubs. Despite being a bit too big, she would love to snuggle up on your lap. Coda is also very food motivated. She will guard food and during her assessment at the Sanctuary she guarded high value resources. Born in 2012, Coda is working on losing some weight so that she can get surgery for a torn ligament in her right knee. She is taking prescription medication and doing physical therapy to manage her pain, but she currently needs to be muzzled for medical because of her discomfort. Coda has an independent streak and can be a little opinionated when it comes to decisions about which way to go on her walks. She likes to go for golf cart rides and is happy to let the driver choose the route. Coda is picky with her doggie friends and can be reactive at her gate when certain dogs walk by. Currently, most training is difficult due to her medical issues, as she can't 'sit,' 'down,' etc. on cue. However, she is working on her gate reactivity and appears to be housetrained. Coda is extremely loving and eager to be a loyal companion to her very own person or family.