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Kay

 Shy Girl 

Mixed Breed

Girl / 8 years / Golden Yellow

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Background

Kay was brought to PACK Taiwan when she was around 3 years old because she was wounded by some very bad people. Someone had used a machete to slice her shoulder and the gash that resulted required intensive medical care. We were able to nurse her back to health but we think the experience made her untrusting of humans. She has been at PACK HQ for around 5 years but has shown great potential to be a companion for the right family.

Personality

Kay is a shy dog who prefers to relax at home instead of going to brunch with your friends. Once she trusts you her sweetness will melt your heart. While she's more of a follower, she is 

extremely smart and can survive on her own if she needs to. 

Energy Level

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Relaxed

Active

Kay loves to go on relaxing walks and is also perfectly happy chilling at home with you. Generally a low-energy dog.

Temperament

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Shy

Social

The consistent feedback we receive on Kay is that she is super shy! 

Role

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Follower

Leader

Kay does not have a strong personality at all. She may show some stubbornness but is otherwise happy to follow you.

Adaptability

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Low

High

Other than humans, it seems like nothing really bothers Kay. She does well in any environment as long as she feels protected.

Behavioral Observations

Kay needs to be with someone who is patient and willing to wait for her to warm up to you. She does not respond well to high-energy environments with a lot of movement and unpredictability. She has run from this kind of environment before. We don't recommend any dog ever be off leash but be especially careful with Kay. She loves hanging out with her dog friends and would do well in a home that has another dog.

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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Microchipped

Kay has no health issues that we are aware of. The tip of her left ear is clipped but has already healed.

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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Kay gets shy when meeting new people.

Dogs

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Good with other dogs but will bark at rude ones

Cats

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Have not observed Kay with cats.

Kids

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She gets nervous around kids, especially hyper ones.

Noise

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Generally unbothered by noises.

​Touch

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Kay is fine with being touched anywhere.

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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She will sometimes bark when she wants food.

Separation
Anxiety

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Kay has not exhibited signs of separation anxiety.

Aggression

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Kay will choose to run away before she fights.

Resource
Guarding

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Has never displayed protective behavior of any resource.

Destructive
Chewing

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Kay hasn't chewed on anything she'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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Kay knows her name and responds when you call her.

Yes & No

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Kay understands "no" but she was not taught "yes."

Potty Trained

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Kay hasn't had any accidents at home. She likes to go on dirt or grass.

Good on Leash

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Generally good on leash but can get scared when strangers approach.

Sit

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Reliably sits when there are no distractions.

Down

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Will sometimes comply to down command.

Stay

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Has not been taught this command.

Come

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Will come sometimes... it's a work in progress!

Paw

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Has not been taught this command.