Name:King Breed:Shepherd X Age:5yrs Gender:Male/Neutered Notes:AGE RESTRICTION
Previous owner says:
- Somewhat fearful in general
- Very fearful of loud noises
- Excitable, very playful
- Good with kids
- Learns easier with hand commands; knows Come, Sit, Stay, No, Over There, Wait, Look at Me, Gentle, Lay Down, Outside, Walk, Eat, Treat.
Behaviours observed in shelter:
- Social and tolerant of handling by unfamiliar handlers
- Continued socialization to help dog generalize and reduce fear in tandem with positive reinforcement training; reward dog for confident behaviours when introduced to strangers and other novel stimuli
- Use of anti anxiety tools such as thundershirts, variable enrichment, calming music etc to assist dog during times of high stress such as thunderstorms or fireworks shows.
- Ample exercise as well as mental stimulation such as clicker training and puzzle feeders to provide challenges and help dog cope with boredom, EHS classes "Brain Busters" and/or further training such as dog sports or nose work should dog require more mental exercise #edmontonhumanesociety #edmonton #edmontonspca #ehs #780 #adopt #yegpets #adoptdontshop