Dukey is a very happy boy who enjoys the simple things in life: tennis balls, walks and attention from people he knows. He does well with people as long as they aren't too touchy right off the bat and are willing to take the time to earn his trust. Once he's comfortable with you, Dukey is very sweet and likes belly rubs and leaning into legs. He does well with other dogs at the Sanctuary, though he prefers dogs who don't have a rough-and-tumble play style.Born in 2009, Dukey is an overall mellow boy, though he does love going for walks. He's earned a reputation as a professional escape artist, with the ability to jump five-foot fences and to open latches. For that reason, he will need a secure environment. Dukey will also guard food and toys. He has some handling sensitivities around his neck and collar, and he gets very nervous and stressed during medical exams. At Dogtown, Dukey has been working on trading food and other items to help with his guarding behavior. His caregivers are also helping him get more comfortable with handling, medical exams and muzzle training. He's looking for an understanding person or family who will help him feel safe.