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Entenmann D210543

German Shepherd Dog (medium coat) / Male / Adult

Details about Entenmann D210543

  • ID D210543
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Black
  • 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

Name: Entenmann
Age: 04/15/18
Gender: Male
Breed: GSD
Weight: 80
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:

Entenmann (Manny) is a smart, smiley, 80 lb. handsome guy. He loves to be with his people! He also enjoys playing with toys and car rides. Manny is pretty calm inside during the day and happy to lounge around and nap. Manny can get a little mouthy when he plays and sometimes forgets his size. For that reason, a home with young children may not be best for him. Manny happily goes into his crate to sleep at night and we're starting to work on building comfort being crated when we're gone.  According to a prior foster, Manny got along well with another dog with slow, off leash introductions. 

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. 

What will help Manny thrive in the future?
  • 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!
Manny is an absolute gem just a little rough around the edges. When you invest in him, he’ll offer you so many kisses and snuggles to say thank you!