M | 4 Y | Chihuahua mix | Low energy | Needs an experienced owner | Afraid of men | Does like to snuggle with trusted ppl | Only child or chill dogs | No kids – nips
Meet LUCKY! We’re about to get pretty real with you, he is currently working on some issues as he is a bossy little guy who is used to running the show. He will absolutely need an experienced home with very patient people who are committed to helping him break down his walls. LUCKY does not have a lot of trust or respect for humans. He can be reactive to men, quick movements, large objects like brooms and mops, and hands. His defence mechanisms kick in and he tends to bite/nip. LUCKY is very apprehensive around new people and in new situations but does have the capacity to love. He is very affectionate with his people when given the opportunity. While it’s super easy to be pulled in by LUCKY’s story his ideal home will provide lots of love along with boundaries and structure (for example no free access to food and not being able to sleep on furniture) so that he can start to learn right from wrong. It may seem counterintuitive but if you smother LUCKY too much he won’t learn how to dog properly and will become too possessive/pushy. He needs to love and trust you but also understand that you’re the boss. He will need daily training exercises. Affection should come as a reward for good behaviour and shouldn’t be given freely as he already thinks he owns the world. He has gotten better with crate training and house training but he does mark in the house if you’re not watching him. LUCKY could live with another dog in the home if the people are very comfortable with a confident dog who will try to steal all the attention. He is food and toy possessive so all interactions with other dogs need to be monitored. Park play is a no for him currently as he is leash reactive. Can you help this guy figure out his place in the pack? Fill out an application to adopt now!