Name Dindin
Gender Male
Weight Small (7.5kg)
Date of Birth August 31, 2018
Breed Mixed
Neutered O
Vaccinated Complete
Rescue Location #NeglectedDogsInAShed
Characteristics King of walks, an extroverted introvert!
Training Crate-trained, going on walks
Likes Treats, being clean, gentle touches
Dislikes Loud noises, sudden movements, barking dogs
Possessiveness None

Rescue story
WEACT received a report that dogs were being neglected in a shed in Mungyeong. The previous owner was ignorant of the importance of sterilization and failed to provide proper care. Due to uncontrolled breeding, there was overpopulation. The dogs were standing in their own feces, barely surviving on contaminated water and food. It took three separate trips to rescue a total of 48 dogs, and #weact_dindin was one of the survivors to finally take a step outside the dreadful shed.

Dindin loves to go on walks and breathe in fresh air! He behaved so well during his first walk that the volunteers at The Home named him a star student! Because Dindin is very tentative and cautious, try to approach him slowly and tell him gently that you are not a threat. With patience and commitment, he will open up to you. Dindin doesn't mind when our volunteers touch his mouth or face, give him belly rubs and a big hug. He is also famous around The Home for pulling off a pink floral cardigan. Dindin enjoys having a daily routine; by being consistent with where he eats, sleeps, and goes potty, there is no doubt that he will look forward to each day!

With humans
Dindin now wags his tail at the sight of people, but he still prefers those who approach him calmly. With people who use smaller hand gestures, he's comfortable enough to allow some gentle petting.

With dogs
Dindin’s learning how to establish peaceful relationships with other dogs by regularly interacting with them. He gets along with dogs of same gender and strong temperament but tends to assert dominance over submissive dogs. He demonstrates maturity by gently growling and teaching manners to friends who approach too quickly. Since Dindin behaves differently around dogs of varying sizes, ages, and genders, it is important to help him become comfortable around all types of dogs.

With cats
Dindin has never met a cat.

Energy level
Dindin prefers peaceful and relaxed walks, so a minimum of two walks per day is sufficient. He’s learned to release his energy through indoor activities like nose work and tug-of-war. A consistent schedule of walks and playtime can help you build a strong relationship with Dindin.

Dindin sheds quite a bit. He tends to join in if another dog is barking, and he'll also bark at dogs or people who pass by his pen.

Needs help with
Dindin’s sensitive to barking noises and can become easily frightened by unexpected situations or loud sounds. It would be beneficial to use desensitization techniques to help address this behavior. Because Dindin’s still fearful of strangers and being touched suddenly, it’s important to approach him slowly with patience. Reliable recall training can be initiated once you’ve established trust with him. Dindin’s a fast learner and will look forward to your training sessions!

Health specifics
Dindin has some plaque buildup so he will need regular brushing and dental cleanings if necessary.

Ideal family
Because Dindin spent hectic days in a crowded shed, he finds comfort in being alone in his designated space. There, he can fully relax and be himself. He tends to have his guard against barking noises so it may be better for him to be the only dog in the family. However, if the dogs are just as independent and mature as Dindin, he will have no difficulty getting along with them.

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