Shadow – Dog Number 1583 – Age (approx) 1 years old – SBT – Arrival Date – September 2021.
Shadow needs an adult only foster home and he needs to be the only animal in the home.
Shadow is a super bouncy, fun and bright 1 year old boy who has sadly missed out on some key socialisation, having been born during a lockdown and not having the best start in life. While on foster, he’s been excelling with his training, and is slowly being socialised with the world around him. However, he’s currently in a relatively busy area that is sometimes too much for him.
With people he knows, Shadow is incredibly friendly and cuddly — excellent with all handling, around resources, and loves training and playing with his toys, as well as snoozing on the couch. With people he doesn’t know, he can be worried and reactive at first, and can growl and lunge if he feels trapped. If introduced appropriately, he quickly relaxes in their presence. He can be similarly worried around dogs but has met a few calm dogs nicely on lead. Due to his reactivity, Shadow has been muzzled associated and is happy to wear it on walks. While on foster, he’s shown signs of separation-related behaviours (whining, pacing and toileting if left alone), and his foster parents are diligently working to build up his time left alone.
Shadow has responded excellently to consistent training and has huge potential for further improvements. He’s clicker trained and has been working on his impulse control and responses to scary stimuli, as well as learning a few tricks along the way! He will need experienced owners willing to continue his training and exposure to his triggers at his pace.
If you are interested in fostering Shadow, please fill out the application form below.
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