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Old 07-15-2011, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ohio - male GSD 4yrs - aggressive and may need rehoming

Hello... I'm a 25 year old female from Ohio and made an account on the forum for my boy Hecktic which he is 4 years old and a Sable German Shepherd as you see his pic as my default picture. I've had him since he was a puppy and he was raised with my now 5 year old GS female (nightmare), which she is the total opposite of him... she is very playful and very hyper and obsessed with food lol. He is a big baby to whom ever he already knows and can be very loving. The only bad thing about him is, is that he can be very aggressive towards other dogs and doesn't like a lot of people. I never raised him to be a mean dog and it saddens me that he is this way. It saddens me even more to have to try and find him another home due to my current way of life. I was hoping to be able to find him a home in a police academy to where he can get the proper training he needs, but don't know how to go about doing this. I don't want to loose him, but it seems I may not have any choice. If anyone has any advice or any suggestions please reply to this post or send me a message. Thanks.

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Old 07-15-2011, 08:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What trainer are you working with? What have they recommended? You done any Schutzhund Training or other scent/tracking/obedience work to help prepare him for working with a police academy?

Bit confused about your female? She's well trained and socialize but just your male has problems?
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What trainer are you working with? What have they recommended? You done any Schutzhund Training or other scent/tracking/obedience work to help prepare him for working with a police academy?

Bit confused about your female? She's well trained and socialize but just your male has problems?
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Police agencies need stable dogs and look for younger dogs. They are not going to take a 4yr old dog and invest thousands of dollars and hours into it since it will be retired in about 4 years. If your dog already has most of the training they would need to do then it may be an option but it sounds like he has some temperament issues.
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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No police department is going to be interested in your dog, so definitely wash that idea down the drain and seek out a professional behaviorist or trainer to determine what his actual temperament is (true aggression, or the more common and likely fear aggression). You won't be able to place a dog with issues unless someone is local and willing to meet him to evaluate him themselves or the word of a qualified professional trainer.

Pictures and bloodlines, if known, also help. I don't see a "default" picture
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Thanks to everyone's advice. Sorry it took me this long to reply. Yea, I did put his picture on here... don't know why it's not showing up on the site. Yea, it makes no sense why my female is different but they were also raised in a different location so maybe that's why I don't know but she is friendly with people and he is not unless he has known him when he was a puppy.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I was going to say, we almost donated our drivey dog to an academy when he was a pup, but we kept him. He outgrew and we managed his drive/hyperactivity.
The cut off date was 18mos. of age.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The picture you put up was posted to your profile. (So if you click on your name, you see it on your profile). I think on here, to have it show under your name, upload the pic as your avatar. Or you can upload pics to Photobucket and copy/paste the [IMG] code.
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He's a handsome boy but his nails look really long in the second pic. Is he kept inside?
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Where in Ohio are you? If you are in the Cleveland area, I can recommend a trainer who could help you.
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Have you spoken to your breeder about him? Do you have a contract that states they have first right of refusal? What is his breeding background?
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