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Fast-Rope Into Ronie’s Life
INTRODUCING Cyril D002, a retired military working dog we adopted from JBSA-Lackland San Antonio in January 2022. Cyril is a German Shepherd Dog/Belgian Malinois (Shepinois) mix who is 3 years old. Cyril was diagnosed with a compressed nerve in his spine, which caused him to end up on a medical hold. During this hold, Cyril grew stressed and anxious. He hated being left in the kennels and not working and became “gear aggressive.” His anxiety grew until the medical team felt the best solution for this sensitive but intense guy was to retire him, get him out of kennel life. When we met him in December 2021 for the first time, he was a very sweet boy, sitting quietly and totally working those brown eyes. When we returned in January for adoption, we were shocked to discover they had doubled his meds–without communicating that with the behaviorist, who was shocked to learn that–and he was quite drugged.
After an hour-long conversation with the MWD behaviorist, Brian felt Cyril was still right for us, so we went ahead with the adoption. To say he’s a handful is a massive understatement, and this gorgeous, hard-hitting boy has really challenged us. We’ve spent thousands already to get him the training he needs to divert his leash aggression, and while we’ve made big inroads, this guy has a long way to go until he figures out what “home” means (and that our sectional sofa is NOT one big massive bite sleeve). I am excited to see this guy’s personality re-emerge as he’s now down to only one anxiety med and we’ll soon wean him off that.
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2020 Carol Award Winner
2020 Realm Award Winner
2020 Alliance Award Winner
Abiassa’s Fire Series