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Jonathan

The Joker

Mixed Breed

Boy / 8 years / Galaxy Black

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Background

Jonathan was part of a pack of dogs that was brought to PACK Taiwan. His brother's leg got caught in an illegal animal trap and we were afraid Jonathan and his friends would also be captured by one of the traps. He has been looking for a forever home since 2014.

Personality

Jonathan is a gentle, happy dog who loves to explore. He has a great, positive energy and is generally social to both humans and dogs. He has some funny personality traits that always make people laugh. He will bark and run in his sleep. If you leave food out where he can reach it, consider it gone! While he defers to humans, he is a leader with other dogs and has the ability to calm them. 

Energy Level

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Relaxed

Active

Jonathan gets excited before walks, when he sees food, when he sees his humans. He will calm down if you give him a hug.

Temperament

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Shy

Social

Very social dog, not afraid of strangers and willing to allow them to approach.

Role

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Follower

Leader

Jonathan will sometimes walk in front when on leash but otherwise he is happy to follow his humans.

Adaptability

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Low

High

He gets comfortable with new environments in 2-3 days. Used to be scared of the elevator but learned quickly.

Behavioral Observations

Jonathan does not have any serious behavioral issues. He gets anxious when he's alone and will bark or cry for a short period. With some training and clear communication this type of behavior will decrease. He's nervous of unfamiliar sounds, which will improved through proper desensitization.

Medical History

All of PACK's dogs are vaccinated annually, dewormed monthly and receive flea and tick medication quarterly. Every dog is spayed/neutered upon arrival at PACK HQ.

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Spayed/Neutered

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Vaccinated (12/12/2020)

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Jonathan has no health issues that we are aware of.

Tolerance Levels

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

Strangers

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Happy to interact with new people

Dogs

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Excited to see other dogs. Will bark at rude dogs.

Cats

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Jonathan will chase cats and pull when he sees one.

Kids

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Nervous around rowdy kids but will let them approach.

Noise

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Scared of thunder, hair dryer and vacuum cleaner.

​Touch

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Jonathan loves being pet!

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

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Will only bark when he meets unfriendly dogs.

Separation
Anxiety

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Cries for a few minutes when left alone.

Aggression

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Jonathan has not shown signs of aggression.

Resource
Guarding

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Has never displayed protective behavior of any resource.

Destructive
Chewing

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Has not chewed on anything he's not supposed to.

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.

Name

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Knows his name and responds when you call him.

Yes & No

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Jonathan understands both "yes" and "no"

Potty Trained

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Has not had any accidents. Only goes on dirt and grass.

Good on Leash

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Great on leash but will pull when he sees cats or dogs. 

Sit

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Sits only with food.

Down

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Does not reliably perform "down" command.

Stay

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Understands the command but will not always listen.

Come

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Doesn't know "come," but will come when you call his name.

Paw

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Will offer his paw to get what he wants!