German Shepherd Dog (medium coat) / Male / Adult
Details about Entenmann D210543
- ID D210543
- Available for Adoption
- Coatlength: Medium
- Activity Level: Moderate
- Good with Dogs: Yes
- Good with Adults: All
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
More about Entenmann D210543
- Energy Level: Moderate
- Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
Dog friendly: Yes, with intros off leash
Cat friendly: No
Kid friendly: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: working on crating!
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control
Adoption Fee: $500
From the Foster:
Manny's biggest challenge is his reactivity while outside. This means he'll bark, jump, and make other vocalizations when he sees another dog even from a distance. Sometimes other things like a person walking, someone on a bike, or rabbits and squirrels can also set him off. We are diligently working with Manny to change his associations with these triggers and are starting to see progress. It's hard work and takes both time and patience and is as much of a training experience for the human as it is for the dog, but Manny is absolutely worth it.
- A person or family who is patient and consistent. Reactivity is an automatic response that needs continued counter-conditioning to change the brain's reaction to triggers. This will take a conscious investment of time and someone who is committed to Manny's long-term success.
- Someone who knows about or is willing to learn about reactive dogs. There are many useful resources out there to help build this knowledge. That being said, we know that perfection isn't possible and we still make mistakes. The goal is to learn from those mistakes.
- An adopter who understands that Manny isn't the type of dog you can take to the neighborhood coffee shop or busy lake for a walk. We fully expect Manny to make progress with his reactivity but he may always have a large physical bubble when it comes to dogs while he's on a leash. For this reason, we don't think he'd be successful in an urban environment.
- People who are willing to make choices that set Manny up for success and help him manage his reactivity. This may mean taking walks at less busy times of day, choosing areas with more space, etc. The more often Manny can be successful, the better!
- Someone who's willing to build a strong relationship. Manny's trust in you will help him redirect his attention and feel more comfortable when he's in a stressful situation.
- Someone who will love him! He has lots of love to give and is such a good, sweet boy!