He’s good with other dogs, pretty much of any size, and very friendly with women and children. Initially men scare him, and it’s best to let Youki acclimate to the man, let Youki approach him. If the man is aggressive or pushy towards Youki, Youki will back up, sit and give a low growl.
Crating Youki is not an option. He will destroy one in a short period of time no matter what type or gage wire. Toys don’t hold any interest for him, nor does a soothing radio or TV station help. He’ll not destroy the bedding in a crate, but he will destroy the crate to get out of it.
The good news is, Youki is not destructive in the house uncrated and he’s house trained. He lies peacefully, enjoys a soft bed and is quite comfortable inside a home. However, if he is alone, he will become destructive. If he has another dog with him, he’s fine. Alone and he starts chewing at the trim on the front door.
The perfect home would be with someone who is home the majority of the time or able to take Youki to work (he loves to ride). A home that has another dog to keep Youki company when the person is out could also work. You could easily walk Youki and a 2nd dog at the same time. At 5 years old, Youki is quiet, playful and interactive, but not overly energetic. His anxiety at being alone is manageable and you’ll find he’s a very loyal and loveable companion.
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