And he is part of the last 10%. The big dogs with behavior challenges still dying at the Austin city shelter. Oliver doesn't have a sad story like many of those dogs. He doesn't seem to have been mistreated. He's wonderfully behaved in a home environment. In fact, Oliver represents a type of behavior dog that presents one of the biggest and most heartbreaking challenges; his issues are all caused by the shelter environment.
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Adopt OliverOliver also gets plenty of time to relax. When the dogs are very stressed, we use TTouch or massage work or quiet music to really help them come down. Sometimes taking a nap is a genuine part of a dog's training plan. Getting some real rest is an invaluable way to help lower stress levels and support a dog's well-being and the life rooms give us a perfect place to let that happen within the shelter.