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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 11-23-2013, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
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Adopting a Black female shepherd

Going to look at a shepherd today at a rescue its an owner surrender becaue the owner aid she was "Dumb" never went to a rescue before any tips i should look out for?
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Hard to say. I would expect aversives have probably been used on it and probably improperly so be on the look out for that. It is a guess but frustration+dog not complying+someone who would not bond with the dog at all to the point they would surrender it probably means the past owner was not the nicest to the pup. Pup probably isn't potty trained either so you will likely be working from scratch there. How old is it?
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3 yrs old she was not spayed she is good with dogs and cats
which i have let me see if i can get a picture up
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Ah I pictured a much younger dog. Who knows? Pray shes socialized well potty trained and the previous owner was just a **** dog trainer.
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yeah. im praying that too. thanks!
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SHe looks beautiful!

If you look in her eyes and love her then I say give it a go!


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SHe looks beautiful!

If you look in her eyes and love her then I say give it a go!

I agree. She's gorgeous!

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Thanks!, i been looking for one close to Triads age(3 next month) and one good with cats too so she might just be the one
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Most rescues foster their dogs in the homes of volunteers. All good rescues evaluate their dogs so they can paint a complete picture for the adopter. My guess is that the girl IS housetrained. Even so, expect she "may" have a few accidents in your home due to stress and the new environment. Limit her access in your home and use a crate until she earns her freedom.

Take anything the previous owner said with a grain of salt. The dog is most certainly not dumb. The owner? Well that is another story. It is more likely the owner did little to nothing with the dog than that the dog was mistreated.

Give her a chance. I'm betting she is a great little dog. Please keep us posted.

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