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Koral

Name Koral
Gender Female
Age 4 years old (As of 5/30/2024)
Breed Bichon Frise
Weight 10lbs.
Dog Indifferent or timid. Prefer to be only dog in home
Cat N/A
Kids N/A
Crate-trained In Progress
Housebroken Yes
Leash Good on leash
Barker When left alone, when happy, when territorial
Location Fostered in Berkeley, CA
Additional Note Korea International program

Hi I’m Koral! I am a shy yet curious Bichon Frise who requires time to warm up and a quick learner especially when given a treat. I’m improving on being around new people and learning how to explore new atmospheres. I’m curious and have a willingness to learn. 

I spent a few days  with an older dog and showed common Bichon characteristics with some territorial barking but no other physical aggression noticed by my foster parent. When needing instruction, I respond well to gentle behaviors, small nudges and a strict NO if I’m being naughty.

I can now sleep through the night without having to go potty. I’m learning to be left alone in my wire crate when humans are out. My current threshold is 2 hours alone in my crate and counting. When left alone in my crate the tv or radio noise helps.

I ride well in cars and I’m good at settling down in new places after feeling comfortable with my humans/family. I am a short legged follower when walking but don’t pull. I only learned how to walk on-leash after learning only a few weeks ago.

When it comes to meeting new people/dogs, I am overwhelmed by high energy dogs and hide behind my safe human looking from afar.  I remain curious and respectful from a distance who needs a confident human leader. If I get scared, my defaults are flight or freeze. 

I’m looking for a home who understands the responsibilities of owning and raising me as a member of their family. I’m not overly affectionate but when I’m happy, I’ll get the Zumiez and wag my tail! I need my new family to be patient, kind, and plenty of treats to help me warm up and trust you. I’m excited for my new family to teach me about this world while being safe and having fun with the occasional treats.