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Lexi

Siberian Husky

2 Years 8 Months 3 Weeks

Dog

Female Spayed

BONDED TO RAUIRI 114674
ALL DOGS MUST MEET

History:
- Owner surrender for no time to care for
- Reported allergy to wheat
- Reported mild separation anxiety (barks, sometimes chews)

Behaviour Observed in Shelter:
- Social and Excitable
- Mildly impulsive (jumped on handler)
- Higher anxiety than is typical on assessment
- Proficient in Sit
- Interested in other dogs, overwhelmed easily by pushy, excitable dogs
- Highly anxious when separated from bonded partner

Recommendations:
- Ignore impulsive behaviours, reward more appropriate behaviours such as a sit
- Attend positive reinforcement classes such as Basic O at EHS to teach basic skills and build a bond
- Utilize anti anxiety tools such as thundershirts, crate training, mental and physical stimulation to assist with anxiety in the home should it become problematic
- Introduce to appropriate dogs, provide exit routes when interacting with other dogs in potentially overwhelming situations, reward positive introductions

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