Ike arrived at Toronto Animal Services as a stray. He loves attention and enjoys petting. We had no problem handling him, though we noticed that he does like to jump up on people for attention. While at the shelter we also noticed that Ike doesn’t have basic leash skills and he is a strong puller on the leash. Not very well socialized with other dogs, Ike would bark at them when in our outdoor enclosures, though he didn’t bark as much while in the shelter. He is now spending time at the Second Chance Dog training program to learn how to properly walk on a leash, how to control himself and not jump on people, and how to be more social and share his things with other dogs.
From his trainers: July is a willing student and enjoys his training sessions. He catches on quickly and is now able to work with distractions.
His basic foundations will also improve with more practice. Staff are pleasantly surprised at how well he is doing in a short time.
He is doing very well with his dog / dog interaction and has been moved to the “play-all-day” yard with the other dogs. He is learning to read and send proper signals when interacting. July needs lots of breaks from the other dogs as he gets very excited and it can become too much for him at this time.