Riley came to the sanctuary as a youngster, and he’s now the budding alpha of his otherwise all-female group. He often acts as though he’s a tough guy and loves rough play with his friends Quilla and Onyx. He is also very inquisitive, which makes him a perfect participant in positive reinforcement training. After winning the hard-earned respect of the high-ranking ladies in his group, Riley has risen to alpha. He’s so confident in his role, he even takes the liberty of trying to be the alpha of his neighbors’ groups as well!
“Even though he’s a budding alpha, Riley’s still living the wild life. He’s slowly starting to mature. He’s still a wild one, but he’s learning from Slim to be a little more diplomatic.”
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