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Old 12-12-2012, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Detroit,MI 10 month old male needs new home...

I have a 10 month old unaltered male german shepherd who needs a new home. He is fear aggressive to people and reactive to other dogs. Except my other two. He needs an experienced home only with preferably no children. The reason that I need to find him a home is because I am not able to manage him enough to keep my children's friends out of " danger". There has been one bite. Did not draw blood but was not a play bite. He has been through puppy class as well as basic obedience. He passed basic the first time but there was only one other dog in the class so I repeated to work on his ability to focus on commands with other dogs present. He is a beautiful dog and very sweet with myself and husband and 2 children( ages 11&13). I have been told by my trainer as well as a behaviorist that he can improve from where he is now but will likely always require some degree of management. Please message if you are interested or would like more info.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I know people in MI that might be able to help you out. Are you really stuck?
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Please neuter him ASAP - before placement. You may also be pleasant surprised at the brain clearing that can produce. Not saying it will fix his behavior, but it might help him.
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I am pretty stuck. The only reason I haven't neutered him yet is because my vet advised my to wait because of his growth. He had some trouble with swollen elbows back in September. He was X-rayed for ED but came back clean. No issues. He is a big boy-about 85 pounds at least. He grew pretty fast. I was also told that it wouldn't have any effect on his fear issues so I have been trying to do what's best for him medically.
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Whatever the reason in the past, this is new and now and you cannot let a dog like this go to another home unneutered.

Dogs who are passed on from one home, can be passed on to others. You cannot guarantee that the next home that will get him will be his forever home either. Intention isn't enough - everyone on here that has rehomed a dog I bet never got that dog with the intention of doing so (other than foster dogs). So for the safety and sake of this dog, have him neutered.

Has good info on placing a dog yourself - links to each new section at the bottom: Do You Really Have to Place Your GSD?
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I agree with Jean, the situation has changed, and you are trying to do the right thing for him. He would be more adoptable if neutered.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I would contact this rescue to help in placement. German Shepherd Rescue of Michigan, INC
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I have a 4 yr old and 14 yr old GSD. Both from a rescue and considered unadoptable. My 4 yr old is fear aggressive. We have made great progress in 1 yr. Is there any medical problems that could be causing it? Sometimes it doesnt show up but can cause fear and discomfort and he will act out. Mine had fistuals and has colitis. Very painful. He went through a lot of people and unneeded pain. We have it under control now and his attitude has changed dramatically. He should also have experienced dog owners around him so he can see that other people and animals will not hurt him. I would love to work with him. Love, time and LOTS of patience are needed but it can be done. Wish you the best.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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you cannot let a dog like this go to another home unneutered.


When placing intact animals there's a huge risk someone will snatch them up to be a backyard breeder and that would perpetuate the bad nerves/poor temperament into the gene pool which is already overpopulated with bad nerves and poor temperaments.

Get him neutered and ask a rescue for assistance with his placement.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hope you find a new home soon..
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