Because of his long stretch in a shelter, and possibly also due to some abuse he suffered as a pup, Tonka has some underlying anxiety which needs to be considered by a prospective adopter. He can be reactive to human strangers and other dogs when out on a walk if he feels threatened. However, his foster dad has been taking him on practice walks and runs in a park with no issues. The person walking him needs to be a strong leader who helps him feel safe.
With the exception of un-neutered male dogs, Tonka is comfortable and playful with most canines. He is currently fostering with an older but energetic female and has also played nicely with a visiting male dog
Tonka's foster dad says he has been like a puppy - acting like everything is new to him. He is open to suggestions and is proving very trainable. Tonka is an affectionate dog, often a "leaner,” who enjoys being close to you. He is house trained and a great house dog who is content to lie around quietly in your presence. He also enjoys riding in the car - although we suspect he would be happiest in the passenger seat. In fact, he can experience separation anxiety when you are gone and is unhappy being crated.
Tonka is a sweet boy who likes company and needs a special home. We believe he will do best in an adult home where he has a mellow dog companion and/or his humans are there much of the time.
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