Austin Pets Alive! | APA! Offers Habits Canines a Second Lease on Life:…


Jul 20, 2023

4 years in the past, Zeus was surrendered to town’s municipal shelter, after residing the primary two years in a yard, largely left alone. And in 2021, he was pulled into APA!’s care in order that the Dog Behavior Program may assist help Zeus who was scuffling with behavioral challenges that had been inflicting him to be ignored. Since that point, he’s gone out and in of foster care. The conduct crew, alongside together with his circle of mates, have continued to work with him, providing instruments to navigate his world and giving him time and area to construct his confidence. Zeus has loads of love to offer and he so deeply deserves a house to name his personal. 

Zeus will not be a tough canine. He has behaviors that may be tough if not approached appropriately, however APA!’s Canine Habits crew, paired with Zeus’ greatest mates (employees and volunteers)  work to interrupt down the boundaries of how individuals work together with sure behaviors whereas additionally working to grasp what the canine are attempting to speak once they showcase these tough behaviors. Zeus struggles with “stranger hazard” and may act out when over-aroused. This boy has a whole team of friends who’ve stayed by his facet, providing him instruments to assist handle these behaviors to assist him discover a loving residence.   

Not all canine get excited and wiggly to fulfill new individuals. Zeus wants new individuals to go slowly with him. We use deal with tosses to construct up belief, and look ahead to his physique language to calm down and for him to indicate consent earlier than getting too shut and providing any pets. A canine’s physique language is a vital a part of their communication! With time and endurance, Zeus will construct sufficient belief to allow you to into his circle! Our crew of employees and volunteers, will work with potential fosters or adopters to make sure they’ve the fitting instruments to efficiently change into a Zeus BFF!

One other of Zeus’s quirks is the behaviors he reveals when he’s over stimulated. He could hump, or give “leg hugs” as his mates jokingly name it! Zeus does this when he’s blissful and excited, however we additionally know this isn’t precisely a fascinating conduct. That is simply managed with deal with tosses down and away or redirecting his conduct with a toy. He additionally loves to offer little “pibble nibbles” when giving kisses. Whereas he does this out of affection, not all individuals need face nibbles. Fortunately treats and toys and acceptable chews and toys assist redirect Zeus when he’s getting too excited! 

This foolish pupper additionally has a lot of behaviors that we like to see! Zeus enjoys carrying certainly one of his beloved toys at any time when he goes on walks. Not solely is it cute to witness, having a toy in his mouth is a useful device to fight stranger hazard, too! Zeus likes to go on adventures, whether or not that be to an area park or going to a good friend’s home with a swimming pool. And afterwards, he turns right into a snuggle bug — by cozying up on a sofa together with his greatest bud by his facet. 

Zeus has waited for his household lengthy sufficient — let’s get this boy residence! His superb residence can be low-traffic with out babies. He may stay in both a home or house.  Zeus goes to playgroup at APA! and can be greatest suited to stay with a similar-sized canine who has the identical play types. Our groups are blissful to assist assess a possible friendship and facilitate a meet and greet! Most significantly, this deserving canine is on the lookout for somebody who will belief the method, be affected person as he warms as much as a brand new human and new environment and pledge to like him for the great boy he’s!



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