Ricky

Ricky

Ricky is very insecure around other dogs and this can result in reactivity and aggression. Ricky may eventually do well with other dogs with slow introductions, but only after his new owner has committed to training and showing him structure and leadership so that his focus can be redirected to his owner in situations where he is nervous or reactive. Ricky needs an owner who will help to build his confidence so that eventually he may be able to co exist peacefully when other dogs are present. At this time he needs to go to a home with no other dogs.

Name: Ricky
Weight: 45 lbs
Age: 3 years
Gender: male, neutered
Breed: black mouth cur/bulldog mix
Colour: tan

Good with adults: yes
Good with kids:  a child free home is recommended
Good with cats: unknown

Good with other dogs: No.
House trained: He is kennel trained he does not soil his kennel however he has not lived in a home setting so that has not been tested
Crate trained: yes
Energy level: medium
Can be handled/touched: yes
Barker: a little bit
Flight risk: no
Food aggressive: unknown, eats alone in his kennel
Walks on leash: yes
Rides well in car: unknown
Destructive: He is not destructive in his kennel but has not been in a home environment to test that
Needs a home with a yard: yes
Needs a home with another dog: He does not need a home with another dog
Can live in an apartment: An apartment is not recommended because this boy needs to stretch his legs and needs yard time

Backstory: He was saved by a good Sam from a high kill shelter. The good Sam has basically stepped away and abandoned him in Boarding

Ricky requires an owner who will let him decompress at home with a few weeks of down time, structure and consistency. He needs to know what is expected of him, to have an opportunity to be in a home with rules and boundaries but without having to meet the whole family, friends and extended family  for a few weeks.
As stated he lived in a kennel in boarding for many months and all of this exposure is overwhelming.
We want him to have a family who is older with no children as their energy can be read as unpredictable for dogs and we don’t want Ricky to have to deal with that until he has settled into being a “house” dog.
Ricky was in a busy home for a few weeks and has bonded with his owner and has been given lots of in the furniture time.