Hello everyone, meet Kirby! Kirby is a beautiful young male Staffordshire Bull Terrier, full of energy, and loves to play! He comes from a rough background and tends to play too rough sometimes, which is why the Humane Society brought him to me for some in-depth training!
I met Kirby yesterday (Friday) at the Humane Society, and my first impression was, ‘he’s smaller than I thought he’d be! :)’. He’s small, but he’s solid; overflowing with love, energy, and a zest for life!
Kirby is a perfect example of how dogs become what they are trained or taught to become. He comes from a rough background, living in a breeding house, a product of inbreeding, kept in a kennel by himself, and not allowed to play or socialize much. He was rescued from that life by chance, and easily passed all of his temperament tests to make it to the Humane Society, but three months of sitting in a kennel has weighed heavily on him.
He got here about noon today, and so far he’s had a bath, is already showing good manners, walks a little better on the leash, doesn’t lunge at other dogs anymore, and is adjusting his behavior to play nicely, which no one ever taught him to do. While there was a warning from animal services saying he was aggressive, after all i’ve put him through today, i’ve yet to see any signs of aggression. I have, however, seen many signs of neglect, poor training, and poor human behavior in him. Luckily, I’ve got plenty of time, patience, and treats to help him overcome his past neglect, and he’s got a burning desire to be the best dog he can be!
Keep an eye out for Kirby, here and on Facebook, as he’ll be up for adoption to a loving home with great manners soon! 😀
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