To the vets knowledge, I am a three year old shihtzu, bichon, and/or Maltese mix. I came from a pretty sheltered life, with little, to no human contact. They truly were a scary thing! For the last few months, I’ve been living with a foster family to help me start trusting humans again. And, it’s finally paying off! I would give my foster mom all the credit, but most of that help came from my foster sister. Watching and learning how she trusted her human, I could see that there was nothing to fear. So, if you already have a calm, friendly pup for me to look up to, the chances of me trusting another adult human will be much greater. That being said, I still do have a bit more to be worked on. However, with the help of a positive reinforcement trainer and an incredibly patient [adult] family, the transition into your home will definitely be a lot easier.When I’m not cuddling with my dog siblings, I enjoy going for small walks around the neighbourhood. I’m pretty easy that way Speaking of easy, I’m also kennel trained! I prefer to keep it this way too, because if there is ever any guests over, I’d like to know that I have a safe place to retreat until I am comfortable to say hi. Trust me though, it doesn’t take long!
Now having said all that he is still very fearful and if approached too quickly or if you surprise him he may still try and nip .. he will need a special and patient home who will always be careful with him and never put him in a situation where he will be scared and react .. he is getting better every day but he did have a very bad start in life so patience is key !!
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