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I am independtly seeking a place for this purebred GSD to go. He is currently at a vet tech school that I attend. His history is unknown other than the fact that he came from a hoarding situation and was not treated kindly. I have been personally working with him on and off since July with training and socialization. He has been handled by many people and has had medical issues upon arrival that have been treated and taken care of. I have permission to secure a rescuer for him by October 11, that is the date he will be going back to the SPCA so time is of the essence.
WHAT I DO KNOW
: Black and Tan
: No, will be neutered soon.
: Around 2-3?
Fully vaccinated and HW negative. Current on hw and flea prevention. He will be "good to go."
: He arrived very underweight and missing hair. He has had weekly medicated baths and hypoallergenic food and his coat and body condition has improved back to normal and healthy. We suspect he has a food allergy, other allergies are unknown but he is doing well on a Hypoallergenic diet. He was having very loose stools and diarrhea but it is mainly under control now. He has had many urinalysis, fecals, CBC, and chem pans and everything is normal.
: He has not displayed any aggressive behavior or tendencies with humans. He is not food aggressive with humans. He has had reactivity issues on and off leash around other dogs. He has improved drastically when I work with him and through engagement training and socialization I have been able to keep him under control and threshold and focused on me. I have taught him "Kennel" and "Place" on command and he is very eager to learn and please, very smart and fast learner. I use a clicker, my voice, food and toy rewards and he ressponds to any methods. He did not know how to play tug at first but now loves it. For other people he has dragged them down on leash to get to other dogs, or pulls like a freight train when walking. I work him using the change direction method in short sessions with food and toy rewards and he walks nicely by my side.
This boy would thrive in the right home and someone dog-savvy. He needs to be worked with or he WILL regress in training and behavior. NOT a dog for a novice or inexperienced owner.
Attached are photos and videos of "Romeo" as I have called him
He has hair loss on both sides of his ribs from the harness he is walked with everyday..he pulls and people jerk him around and it is rubbing his hair off. I have been working on slowly introducing him to a large, calm female dog. We walk them around together outside and the bring them into a room and set them across from each other and I do obedience and socialization techniques with him to teach him to be calm and non-reactive. His first reaction was to lunge and bark...he is worse outside on leash but indoors I have gottem them pretty close to each other with him being calm..he still will look for any chance to lock eyes with her and react. He is getting much better but it is a slow process. The first day we could not have the other dog look at him or he would react. We are on day 3 and thy can look at each other with him being calm.