F | 2 Y | Fox Terrier | 23 lbs | Dominican | Medium energy | Foxy Lady l Loves being outside | Smart but needs training | Barker in Home l Protective w New Visitors | Dog Social but Particular l Not Cat Tested/Prey Drive l Not Kid Social l Quieter Home l No Condo/Apartment
Meet RUBIASITA! This girl is defs a terrier -- she's smart and playful (with people she trusts) and sees herself as your bodyguard as she makes herself known with her barking! RUBY is working through her feelings of insecurities that lead to her acting as the "Protector". This is mostly seen in the home when she barks (sometimes growls) at new guests. She is very nervous of new people who she didn't invite to the party, and takes a while to warm up -- sometimes a few visits or so. RUBY is better making formal meetings on leash to help guide her. Once settled, she does to play with new mates if they are coached on how to help warm her up! RUBY is completely different outside and enjoys most people, dogs, rolling trash bags alike. Okay, almost. She is pretty happy-go-lucky on the streets and although barks at things considered "surprising" like the occasional garbage truck or jogger, RUBY feels so much less stress outside! Okay, other than being the small critter patrol and ensuring all squirrels, racoons, chipmunks know their place. Helping work on her confidence and trust will help lessen her protective behaviours. She likes to explore the streets and strut her stuff! She is very smart and does take instructions well but consistency is VERY important to help improve unwanted behaviours. RUBY has been good at the dog park with her fosters and times when she has had issues with dogs have been in her home. She has although grown SO much from this and is now at a mutual agreeance to share space #peaceandlove RUBY is although more nervous of large breed dogs, and if she was going to pair up with another dog in the home (or as a best friend) it would likely be a dog her size with similar medium energy, maybe more submissive. She is crate trained and stays in there when you are out as well as at night. She has also travelled TTC and a ferry and been great! She is also very affectionate to those who she trusts so once you win her over she will be totally eyes full of hearts emoji with you till the end of time! If you’d like to meet her fill out an application today!