Variably energetic gentleman

Adopt Eighteen

Boy • 7 years old • Virgo • Black with White silk • 18kg • Mixed Breed

My story

My story

Eighteen was named after “The Temple of the Eighteen Lords” where he was rescued.  In the freezing winter of 2016, kind people found a four-month-old puppy lying on the road. The puppy was shaking and its skin and fur were inflamed. Although he was luckily brought to us, PACK Taiwan, he struggled with continuous fever. Thanks to the nurses’ hard work, he gradually got better and his fur took one year to grow back. Originally, he was a black dog but somehow, a part of his fur sadly became white. Having a friendly character and being himself, when he’s happy he plays crazily, when scared he hides firsthand. He has been in our shelter for six years being trained and now he is ready to go.

Eighteen

Personality

In the beginning, Eighteen is a little bit cowardly or timid; sometimes he is friendly to people, but sometimes he hardly lets people touch him. However, the longer you spend with him, the more you’ll see him happy. Usually, he is being a good boy, he never barks or attacks people and he always quietly follows the person walking with him. He is strange though lovely and clever, and wants a quiet but active family that can relax and enjoy as much as possible together.

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Energy Levels

 Eighteen likes to play with people. When you show the posture that you want to play with him, he will be very excited. And if you stop, he can calm down as you do. He is very active and energetic when playing outdoors, but very quiet and likes to be alone indoors.

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Temperament

Eighteen is extremely active and friendly when meeting volunteers in the shelter. He prefers meeting people outdoors rather than indoors. He may be shivering all over if he meets strangers indoors.

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Role

Eighteen is inner-directed but you need to strengthen your voice to communicate with him.

FOLLOWER LEADER

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Adaptability

Whatever the circumstances, he can relax if he has a blanket but may look scared and passive and need some time to get used to it.

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Foster Family Says

To be his owner, you need to be active, and patient and most importantly, love him very much. Sometimes, he is not courageous enough to show he actually wants something and wait for you to notice. If he likes you outdoors, he may step into your arms and try to get your attention. On the other hand, he is very shy indoors waiting for his owner coming to him for a whole day.

Medical History

My health has been checked:

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

Eighteen had a skin disease before so his skin is sensitive and week.
My Behavior

My Behavior

His behavior is often hard to be understood; he runs and jumps excitedly when he is happy but sometimes he solitaries himself for no reason. Despite the fact, generally, he is very stable to face various environments, especially since he never barks or becomes aggressive but chooses to hide when scared or conscious. He is independent when alone and is willing to play when you want to play with him. He is able to switch his mode to be active or calm.

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

Most time, he doesn’t even react to strangers but if he is happy, then he might be jumping around excitedly.

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Dogs

Basically, he is not interested in other dogs but he may alert them if they are impolite.

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Cats

He is not interested in cats.

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Kids

He is usually not interested in kids.

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Noise

Sometimes, loud noise may scares him so he may want to be away from the sound, but does not freek out. Most time, he has no sense to noise like he is out of it.

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Touch

Eighteen likes to be stroked but sometimes not because he wants to play.

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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

None has heared of him barking.

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Separation Anxiety

Through the observating room looking at him, he was very quiet like there is no dog inside.

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Aggression

He has no aggression at all.

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Resource Guarding

He doesn’t guard or try to protect his food.

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Destructive Chewing

He has never chewed something that he is supposed not to.

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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

Eighteen recoglizes his English name (Eighteen).

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Yes & No

Eighteen understands what is “yes” or “no”.

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Potty Trained

He is used to go potty outdoors but sometimes he does it at home so you need to tell him where the potty for home is.

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Good on Leash

Sometimes he stops for a while but doesn’t pull the leash. You just need to give him a clear direction so that he will follow you and even look back waiting for you to catch up.

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Sit

Eighteen understand the phrase “sit down.”

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Down

He just doesn’t want to do “down.”

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Stay

Eighteen understands “stay.”

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Come

Eighteen understands “come.”

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Paw

Eighteen understands “paw.”