Ruby, Dog, Shiba Inu (short coat)

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
Shiba Inu (short coat)
Primary Breed: 
Shiba Inu
Gender: 
Female
Home with dogs: 
No
Home with cats: 
No
Home with kids: 
No
House Trained: 
Yes
Age: 
Adult
Special Needs: 
No
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Medium
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Coat Length: 
Short
Found: 
No
Description: 
RUby is a 3 yr old spayed female. She is friendly towards men, women and children but she has some dominance issues with other dogs and sometimes people. With proper introductions and training she can learn to curb this behavior. Her foster mom told us that Ruby’s first few days were stressful on the dog but she is adjusting to the new house. When Ruby was corrected from an unwanted behavior she got a little snappy and acted like she should be in charge. Her foster mom is working with her to break that habit, and also help Ruby to relax and be ok in a new environment. Ruby overall is very good with people, it seems most of her problems are really with other dogs. Ruby can be mouthy when her paws are touched, and can play too rough and be a little too aggressive. She also has shown some possessive tendencies with toys and other things of value. Ruby has a dominant personality and is slowly learning that she is not in charge. Ruby does seem to not like other dogs too much, she has growled and tried to lunge when she’s out for a walk. In the dog park, she seems to ignore other dogs and tolerates them running around, but if a dog comes over to greet her she gets very upset and barks and lunges. There have been a few scuffles and her fosters have decided that Ruby doesn’t need that type of stress and have stopped taking her. It seems that Ruby can tolerate another dog but prefers to be alone. She would rather be around people. You can read more about Ruby in his/her section of our blog. If you're interested in adopting Ruby, please complete an adoption application on our website.