*** Now Taking Applications*** Bonded with His sister Edwina***Grizzly would do best in a home with children 14 years or older. He is generally good with other dogs, but can be nervous of large dogs. Grizzly is a sweet boy with lots of love to offer his new family. He is a VERY shy boy though and will need the proper family who can boost his confidence and socialize him. A calm quiet home is a must for him. Anyone meeting him should simply ignore him and allow him the time he needs to get use to that person. Reaching out to pet him or have him sniff your hand by sticking it in his face is NOT the safe or recommended method. It will likely take him quite a while to get comfortable with someone. (weeks!!!)Each exposure should be a positive one and adopters will have to utilize common sense in knowing what situations will leave him with a positive experience and which situations will be too much for him to handle. His fear should not be babied or coddled. He needs an adopter who will emulate confidence and reward his moments of bravery. To force him into situations that will be too scary for him will be disaster. If too scared he may run off so supervision and security is important. Included in his file is reading material on adopting a shy dog for adopters to read over. Obedience classes are highly recommended for this boy to boost his confidence in a controlled environment. Crate training is also advised to keep him safe and to assist with housebreaking. As with any dog, rules and structure are a must. Grizzly will make a wonderful companion for adopters with lots of love to offer him. Supervision around children and other pets is a must.
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