Meet Our own deaf
- Age - ~21/2 years
- DOB - 6/17/01
- Height at the shoulder - ~34"
- Weight - ~180
- Spayed/Neutered -Yes
- Taken in on - 1/24/04
- Available as of - 5/21/04
- Housebroken - yes
- Obedience trained - working on it
- Good with other dogs - sort of
- with cats - probably
- with kids - yes
- with the elderly - yes
- Temperament - Under evaluation now
is a very sweet boy who is completely overwhelmed by the recent
upheaval in his life. He is a shy sort of timid boy who is unsure of
other dogs. He was picked on by the dogs in his previous home and so he
is sure other dogs are going to attack or at least bully him. He has
growled a few times but only when really pushed into a corner by
another dog, and even then he doesn't do anything more than just growl
and try to crawl into the corner.
He is unsure about people too, though not nearly as bad as with dogs.
He takes some time to warm up to strangers, though he isn't at all
aggressive and basically just wants to stay out of reach. If cornered
he just stands there. He is not
a fear biter. He is a bit retarded in his social development and has
come to us untrained. Right now he has some separation issues and wants
to stay close to me all the time. He is depressed right now and missing
his mommy and his old life. He spent the first day here going from one
window to another looking out and crying. Chance is one of those dogs
that tends to be in your way a lot, especially when he is stressed out.
He has a real knack for blocking your path and staying in your way. It
can be pretty frustrating when you are trying hard to get to the phone
or do something right away.
- Well Chance has been with us a week now and we are finally getting to
see the inner dog. He has opened up quite a bit to me and is a very
sweet affectionate calm dog. He is also eager to please. I had to crate
him the other day for a while and he really did not want to go in. He
really does not like being crated. Later that day when Chance was out
of the crate, I was trying to get another dog in the crate and Chance
saw me calling the other dog. He immediately came right over and went
right in the crate, thinking I was a gesturing for him to get in the
crate. Though he is untrained, he tries hard to figure out what my
signs mean and what I want, and he always tries to do what I am asking.
He does not understand the format of training yet, but once he gets
that, I believe he will be easy to train.
His potty training has been pretty good. He's had two accidents, but
given the stress and turmoil in his life right now, and the complete
change in schedules etc., that is really very good. He didn't want to
eat for several days, but he is eating regularly now and has adapted to
our feeding schedule.
He is wagging his tail a lot now, we didn't see any tail wagging for
several days when he first got here. But he is putting that tail to
good use now. He is also giving the occasional kiss now. He is
not cowering from all the other dogs now. He isn't interested in
playing with them, but he will let them cuddle up to him and sleep on
the same bed with him. If another dog gets too pushy he will snarl at
them and give them plenty of warning. If they ignore his warnings he
will snap, but again just as a warning, he is not trying to bite them.
He seems to like the other dogs company, but is just not sure he can
really trust them yet.
We are very pleased with his progress. He is clearly going to make someone a wonderful pal.
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