Age: 1 Year, 9 Months Old
Color: Black and Tan
Activity level: Medium to High
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
Foster parents: Kris G.
Yard Fencing: Required
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Junior is a large, intelligent, handsome, young male who still needs more weight to fill out and a lot to learn. He came into our program as an owner surrender from a family that realized they did not have the time or finances to care for such a young pup that needed much, much more than they could give.
In his current foster home, he is living with one adult, one child (age 11), one male German Shepherd, one female Russell Terrier mix and a Guinea pig. He knows basic obedience commands, is crate and house trained. He will need continued training to polish his current skills.
When Junior first arrived in his foster home they had to work on his manners like, not jumping up on furniture, not jumping on people and objects (keeping all four feet on the floor), chasing his tail, being mouthy, pacing (anxiousness), and how to ride in a car. These are many things he did not get a chance to learn not to do while in his previous home. Although he will still chase his tail at times and can get mouthy, it has lessened during his training time in the foster home.
Junior is one lucky pup since he can go with his foster mom to work (doggy day care) every week day. He gets extra human and dog interactions to help with his social skills as well as continued reinforcement of obedience commands to give him good manners.
He is a very happy dog with a sweet, loving and playful personality. His energy level is high and his foster family keeps him busy with a lot of mental stimulation and physical activities. Besides going to work with his foster mom, Junior gets a lot of play time, car rides, and walks. He even likes to splash in the kiddie pool when the weather is hot, play with a variety of toys, and play fetch. After a day of physical activity and mental stimulation (through obedience), he loves to hangout and watch tv with his foster family or chew his toys and relax. He really likes toys that involve food rewards.
He is friendly with other dogs and people. He is very affectionate with the people in his foster home since settling in with them, and will do great in an adoptive home where they will continue with his socialization and training.
If you are experienced with German Shepherds, have patience, committed to keeping up with the socialization from the foster home and attend dog training classes with Junior, then he could be the dog for you!