Meet Shaq, a spirited two-and a half year-old male shelter dog with an intriguing mixed breed heritage( The Rhodesian Ridgeback cross 🤔😊?) . With a sturdy build and weighing around 35-40kg, Shaq is a large and impressive dog, that commands attention wherever he goes.
Shaq is a people-oriented dog who genuinely enjoys the company of humans. He has demonstrated friendly and affectionate behavior towards people. His playful nature make him a joy to be around. Shaq welcomes human touch and is comfortable with people interacting with him, fostering strong bonds with his human companions.
While Shaq possesses an energetic disposition, he manages to control his energy without causing damage. However, there are times when he may not fully comprehend his size and strength, leading to accidental bumps or knocking things over :) . Therefore, it's important to provide him with a spacious and safe environment that allows him to move freely without unintended consequences.
In the shelter, Shaq has displayed no issues with other dogs. He is not aggressive, but it is assumed he will stand his ground and not back down from a fight if provoked.
Shaq is food motivated, which can be advantageous during training sessions. He doesn't exhibit a strong interest in toys, so other forms of motivation, such as verbal praise and physical affection, may be more effective during playtime. Destructive behavior is not a major concern with Shaq. However, it's uncertain whether he can be left alone for extended periods, considering that he has shown a great affinity for human connection.
Shaq's leash manners could use some improvement, as he tends to pull. Consistent training and the use of a well-fitted harness will help manage his exuberance and enhance his walking etiquette.
Another positive aspect of Shaq's behavior is his lack of resource guarding issues, at least when it comes to people. This demonstrates his cooperative nature and willingness to share.
Shaq is a people-oriented and energetic dog. Due to his size and strength, it may be more suitable for Shaq to be the only resident dog in a home. Regular exercise is essential for Shaq to expend his energy and keep him physically and mentally stimulated. Engaging him in activities like long walks, runs, or interactive play sessions will contribute to his overall well-being.
Shaq thrives on human interaction, is comfortable with touch, and responds well to positive reinforcement through food rewards. He enjoys the company of people and has a very friendly disposition. While he may be better suited as a single resident dog due to his size and strength, Shaq has the potential to become a loyal and devoted companion with the right care, training, and attention.
Shaq can fly to UK as soon a forever home will be offered..
More About Shaq
- Sex: Male
- Colour: Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
- Age Group: Adult
- Breed: Mixed Breed/Rhodesian Ridgeback
- Age: 2 years 8 months.
What you should know
- Can live with cats: Unknown
- Good with dogs: Selective
- Needs resident dog: Can live with a resident dog or alone
- Can live with children: Yes
- Adoption Coodinator: Vasilisa Russo