** Currently on hold in foster as Luna has recently had a knee injury ** Luna is undergoing physical therapy to heal from a knee injury.
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Luna (DOB 1.1.2021 / 2 YOA) is a beautiful young girl, with such a love for life and her humans. She lived in a multiple dog household and as Luna matured, one of the female dogs started to physically attack her, causing some significant injuries on several occasions.
Given all this, that tail of hers never stopped wagging but as it banged against doors, walls and other surfaces her tail required surgery to remove a part of it.
The past interactions with her housemate dog have caused Luna to be very aware of other dogs. On walks she can become excitable when passing other dogs, pull on the leash and become vocal; being a large strong girl she needs someone who can handle her strength. During her foster placement, we’ve been focusing on calming her during walks, lots of positive reinforcement, re-directing her away from the situation, confidently reassuring her. Luna has shown good progress and is becoming more comfortable. She’s building trust and passing them with more confidence and less noise. Given the trauma Luna experienced, early on in her development, her ‘loudness’ with other dogs is actually anxiety. Anyone considering Luna will need to be prepared to accept that she is going to need dedication, calmness and consistency of handling to be able to support this loving girl toward the best version of who she really is. Her goofiness is always present, her lack of confidence comes through by her reaction to other dogs and also how upset she gets when her foster family leaves the home. She is not destructive but vocalises. Over the last couple of months improvement has been seen as a formalized training plan has been put in place working on Luna’s separation trauma.
We would want the person who is matched with Luna to continue with positive behavioural training. She is not looking for conflict but guidance and support during her rehabilitation.
Luna has all the traits of a Dane, loves the couch, the cuddles, her people and as much attention as you can give her. She’s a sensitive gal in a big, beautiful body. At this young age of 2 she has SO much potential listens and absolutely loves her people. Luna is fully crate trained, goes into her crate (door open) to lie down. She would do best in a home without a cat as she has a high prey drive with squirrels and cats she sees on the street.Name: Luna
Age: 1 year 9 months