House-elf

Adopt Dobby

Boy • 2 years old • Libra • Gold • 14kg • Mixed Breed

My story

My story

In the end of September 2022, Dobby was brought back from Xindian Animal Shelter by the evaluator of PACK Taiwan. He is still young, but his left hind leg had a severe impact that caused comminuted fracture. During the recovery, stimulated by the bone nail and the crooked bones, the inflammation couldn’t heal for a long time. Thanks to the efforts of PACK Taiwan and Xiandian Animal Shelter, he is fully recovered now. At first he could only walk by jumping, now all his legs can land well and run at full speed! Dobby has an introverted personality and it takes some time for him to warm up. After knowing you well, he becomes a lively little boy who loves to play, which is really lovely!

Dobby

Personality

Dobby needs some time to adapt the environment. Due to insufficient socialization and injury during his childhood, he tends to observe from a distance when meeting new things, will only walk around comfortably after ensuring everything is safe. Although he is a bit shy, he will not flee in a panic. Strangers can easily approach Dobby and touch him, after a few touches, he will comfily lie down!

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Energy Levels

Low energy level, likes to sit and zone out

RELAXED ACTIVE

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Temperament

Introvert, a bit shy, but he can interact with people normally

SHY SOCIAL

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Role

Although he often shrinks back by new things, he reacts fast to owner’s guidance

FOLLOWER LEADER

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Adaptability

Need some time to adapt the environment, but won’t take too long

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Foster Family Says

Walking position is different due to his leg injury, other dogs might feel weird and be mean to him. He is smart and holds grudges, when scolded by us, he tend to pee at places with our smell, like the closet or bed. Need some more toilet trainings.

Medical History

My health has been checked:

  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Microchipped
  • Vaccinated
  • Regular Worming Treatment

Dobby’s left hind leg once suffered from severe bone fracture, it is now healed but he walks with a limp.
My Behavior

My Behavior

Treat reaction is okay, fast learner for commands. Maybe due to his leg conditions, need some time for him to digest and prepare after the command, becaue he needs to move to one side before sitting down. Easy to guide by leash, but he will ignore other dog’s warning and sometimes trigger conflict when he sees food. Very quiet, barely barks, when he knows you well, he will become an active boy. Likes to lie on the floor to play with people.

My Behavior

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Tolerance Levels

At PACK Academy, we socialize our dogs by exposing them to different stimuli and recording their tolerance levels for each one. These oservations help us understand the dogs better, which then helps us find suitable homes for them.

Strangers

Not proactive, but he can accept strangers approach and touch him, will ask for more if he feels good

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Dogs

Would annoy other dogs, perhaps due to weird walking position, or impolite to fight for others’ food

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Cats

A bit scared of cats, would even cry

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Kids

No special reactions with kids, kids can be around Dobby and touch him

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Noise

Easily to get startled, will lower his body to hide

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Touch

Likes to be touched!

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Behavior observations

There are some common behavior issues that we see in dogs who have spent a significant amount of time in a shelter. We assess our dogs for these behaviors and provide training plans for adopters to help manage them.

Barking

No barking behavior is observed

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Separation Anxiety

No seperation anxiety behavior is observed

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Aggression

Not aggressive

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Resource Guarding

Will fight over food, and slightly guarding slightly

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Destructive Chewing

Never broke things

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Obedience Training

Obedience training is critical for nurturing healthy dog-human relationships and having a well-behaving dog. Our dogs receive basic training at PACK Academy, which provides a foundation for communication between dog and human.

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Name

Dobby knows his name.

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Yes & No

Dobby understands Yes and No.

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Potty Trained

Pee area less predictable, would usually poo on diaper pads

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Good on Leash

Dobby is easy to walk

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Sit

Dobby understands “Sit”, but needs to wait for a while

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Down

Dobby understands “Down”.

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Stay

Dobby understands “Stay”.

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Come

Dobby understands “Come”.

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Paw

Dobby can shake hands.