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Bella

Great Dane

3 Years 3 Months 0 Weeks

Dog

Female Spayed

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History:
-None

Behaviour Observed in Shelter:
-Initially fearful
-Nervous of new situations and people and will retreat and avoid interaction
-Nervous of loud noises such as traffic
-Social and playful with other dogs when introduced slowly
-Confident, stiff when interacting with female dogs
-Social and tolerant of handling with unfamiliar people
-Demand barks

Recommendations:
-EHS class Creating Courageous Canines to build confidence and learn how to properly expose to novel scenarios
-Monitor all interactions with other dogs to ensure they remain appropriate, reward positive interactions
-Ignore unwanted behaviours (demand barking) and reward quiet
-Continued socialization, reward for relaxed body language when approaching and interacting with strangers
-Slowly introduce to more high arousal environments, avoid situations that may overwhelm dog, act as an advocate for dog in stressful situations

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