Status: Temporarily Not Available
Age: 1 yr (Dob 03-09-19)
Size: Medium to Large
Color: Black and Tan
Activity level: Medium to High
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: yes
Foster parents: Scott D.
Sponsor Buddies: Lucy & Laura M.
Yard Fencing: Required
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Photos by: Donna J
Packer is temporarily unavailable while he is in training.
When we heard about Packer, he already had 3 homes in his short life, and the last one had returned him within 2 days because he was not housebroken. This handsome boy just turned one on March 9th. Unfortunately the important socialization window that young German shepherds need was lost with him so, we’ve had him in boarding where he is going through obedience training and learning to walk well on leash. Once he becomes comfortable with you, his playful side comes out. He has been good with other dogs at the boarding facility and, for the most part, ignores them when they are in the pens next to him.
Packer does show some barrier aggression in the crate and when he’s in the kennel area outside. The containment seems to be his trigger, so he will need a confident, knowledgeable adopter who will be willing to work with him and continue taking him to obedience training. The good news is that when he is properly introduced to visitors, Packer warms up quickly and charms them with his good looks and energetic playing!
He does need a confident leader who has experience with German Shepherds who have not had the best start in life and who know how to bring them along while being both firm and fair.