Luke had a tough start in life. He was very skittish and reserved when we first met him. It took us a while to gradually bond with him, and then guided him to interact with humans, other dogs and even cats. Finally, he came out of his shell thru the lead of leash and a sweet and outgoing puppy that befriended him; Luke quickly learned to appreciate the good feelings of cuddling and showing affection with humans.
Now sweet and loving, Luke adores being petted. He becomes very sociable; he’s comfortable around strangers and new environments. He walks in busy streets with confidence; he no longer has problem interacting with strangers. He is watchful though, will give short barks when strangers visiting our house, but will calm down and greet when he does not feel intimidated.
He enjoys the companion of dogs in his foster home a lot. His favorite pastime is hanging out with dogs in backyard and his daily walks. He’s good with his foster family’s cats too. He is friendly with children, but will shy away from young children under 7-y-o.
About Luke’s rescue:
Luke was born to a stray mother dog; they lived by the riverside. A volunteer was regularly feeding the strays in the area; she also did TNR (trap/neuter/release) for the dogs hoping to cut down the stray population as best as she could.
Thankfully, Luke’s mom was caught and spayed by the volunteer after two years of relentless efforts. Meanwhile, the 3-m-o Luke was taken in by the volunteer and placed with a loving foster home. Luke has since been trained to socialize and learning good house manners. Please watch Luke’s videos to learn how much fun this sweet pup can bring to your family as long as he’s given a second chance!
Please watch Luke’s YouTube videos below:
Luke- in foster home & vet office
Luke - in public place
- SOCIALIZATION -
Social inclination: Submissive
People/Children-friendly: Friendly with people and kid’s over 7-y-o
Gets along with cats: Yes
Gets along with outside dogs: Yes
- ANXIETY -
Fear of men: No
Barks when unattended: No
Chews things up when unattended: No
- AGGRESSION -
Biting incidents: No
Food aggression with dogs: No
Food aggression with humans: No
- DAY-TO-DAY ACTIVITIES -
Energy level: Moderate
House trained: 100% Potty trained (potty in backyard)
Leash-trained: Good on leash
Commands learned: Sit/ Shake hand
Adapts in new environments? A week
Dog gets to go out with foster family in a day: Twice a day
Good in car: Yes
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