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My name is Benji, I am a 2 year old male Chihuahua mix, looking for one or two companions to give me lots of attention! I love to be with my person and snuggle up to your side, but I like to play with toys and go on short walks too! I am working on my manners on my walks, because if I see another dog I want to bark and pull, but mostly if they get too close. I have never lived with another dog, but I have a golden retriever friend I have taken the time to know. It did not happen right away! I need time to get to know new dogs, as well as new humans. When new people come to the home, it can be very scary for me and I feel the need to protect my territory. Once I warm up make a friend, I have a lot of love! Maybe you have a treat, I'll show you a trick or two. I also love to be outside and run, or maybe spread out in the sun, so I would love a yard. I prefer to just be at home with my owner than to have people over, so if you are a homebody I am your home buddy!
Color: White - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Age: 3 years
I am friendly and cuddly with my owner at home, however when people come over I show some territorial aggression. I could take some time to get to know you, but please go slow. Sudden movements are scary, and I may try to go after an ankle if I'm very uncomfortable, but with consistent training I will get used to meeting strangers! I am very protective of my space but with time I warm up to other others. When I am outside of my home I usually warm up better to others. I am treat motivated and very smart, so I am a good learner! I know a few tricks and respond to my name, can ride in the car, and I am used to having a crate I can choose to go in or out of.
Patience is key, but yes! If I see a dog I will bark a lot, and pull in their direction. If they don't get too close, I am better about controlling my reaction, so I can continue to work on this with you. I am slow to warm up with other dogs, so I may need to meet a new dog friend multiple times before we are buddies. We know I can be friends with a dog after some time, I love playing with my golden retriever friend. We roughhouse and play together in the yard. I have never lived with another dog, so this would take some adjusting, so I might do best as an only dog first. Or, with a very friendly and confident dog!
I would do best in a household with only one or two adults caring for me. Children ages 13+ I can warm up to with multiple meetings just like the adults, but no young children please!
I love playing with my stuffed animal bear, bones and sometimes tennis balls.
My ideal home is a quiet, single person or two person house without a lot of new people coming in and out. No young children please, only children 13+. I need time at home with my human, and if you have a dog friend I would like to get to know them too! Can we watch a movie while you scratch my ears?
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