does not know many commands but he is getting the idea of
training. An approved positive reinforcement training class
is a requirement of his adoption. A class will not only
help you bond with Digby, but it will help him to learn
new things too.
Digby has just started playing with toys. He will chase
the toy and sometimes he even brings it right back to you.
Digby will need a securely fenced yard to keep him safe,
and allow him room to run around. New sounds can startle
Digby and a solid fence (not an electric/invisible fence)
will help him feel safe in a new environment. He has a great
recall when he is in an enironment he feels secure in.
Digby is crate trained and often goes in to his crate when
he is feeling overwhelmed. It will be important for Digby
to have a place to call his own. Digby is currently living
with 6 other dogs and he plays with most of the dogs in
his foster home. If one of the other dogs is chasing a toy
he would rather chase the dog that has the toy.
Digby lived with cats in his old home, however he was very
obsessed with their every movement. This has been the case
with the cats here in his foster home too. He will stare
at them as long as they are in his line of sight, and it
can be hard to refocus his attention. Digby doesn't try
to hurt the cats, but given his obsession with them it would
probably be best if he lived in a home without cats.
Digby's vet care before coming into rescue is unknown.
He is currently being treated for whipworms and will need
to be on Interceptor as his monthly heartworm treatment
year round. He will be re-checked in a few weeks to make
sure the whipworms are gone. Digby has received his 1yr
rabies and has been neutered.
Digby is extremely camera shy- which is why we don't have
many pictures of this handsome boy, but if you want to see
him in action, check out the video below...