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This is a BIG boy! I emailed her to please do vet ref, home check and adoption contract. Thought I'd post just in case...




I am looking for a new home for my 17 month old German Shepherd, Kaiser, He is approximately 100lbs, and over 3' tall. He has been fixed. He is a great dog, but due to my work schedule, he spends most of his days in a crate. "His bed". I think it's not fair, and I want a better life for him. I got him at 3 months from the SPCA and refuse to send him back. Kaiser would do best in a home with no small children (under 3) and where there are no other animals currently. He has never attacked any person or animal, but has shown aggression towards animals that he is not acquainted with. Kaiser is crate trained, VERY WELL. He will come with his crate, collar, leash, bowl, and some food to get him started. I really love him and am determined to find a GOOD new home for this guy. I am asking for a small donation, not for Kaiser, but for all of his accessories that will come with him. If you're interested and want to see if he can become part of your family, please call me, Amanda at (716) 348-8776. Thank you.
 

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I am getting more information. If I can get over there to do a temp test and he's up to date on everything then we may be able to list him through the all breed rescue I volunteer for.
 

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i am in the buffalo areal and my family has been looking for a rescue for some time now. it says not with small children. is that because he is so big and clumsy or because he has issues with small children. i have 5 children so would need a dog good with kids. small kids. but i would do lots of training and obed. with him. i am interested.
 

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yeha i told her i saw the post on this forum. i have no other dogs so that is not my immediate worry. as long as he is not people aggressive and good with kids. she recommended no young kids because of how big and clumsy like i thought. i feel confidnet that i will be able to train him into a more polite boy. i am very excited to meet him. i hope all goes well. she said that he is mouthy at times and will talk back. is that due to dominance issues? if anyone knows please let me know.
 

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Let us know how the meeting goes.

Do you have german shepherd experience?

The mouthiness is due to lack of training. it's very typical but harder to handle in a big guy like that.
 

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can you elaborate on that? yes i have had gsd's in the past. but it has been many years. i had obed. trained them also.
please could you tell me what you mean with the mouthyness though?
 

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"Mouthiness" refers to a dog using his mouth to get attention - normally they are like "soft" bites. It's a puppy behaviour and is also the way dogs interact with each other when they play - grabbing each other by the ruff or by the paws. A "soft" bite on a human can be painful though, and it sounds like a puppy behaviour that was not addressed in this dog as he was growing up - so it may be more difficult to break him of it.

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he is here. we met him yesterday. they brought him by and then we agreed to take him and if anything went wrong we would call them . he is a big boy. he misses either his humans alot or the pack he had at hom. he was in a home with 2 other dogs. he has been wandering back and forth. going from door to door. and whining. i don't know how to make him feel better. he comes to us and wines if we are sitting down and he just looks so uneasy. back and forth back and forth. he has eaten lots. i gave him a whole pound of turkey meat raw to help calm him down with food. he has not gone to the bathroom and does not want me to put the collar and leash on. i got it on but he does not like it.
 

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It usually takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks for a dog to settle into their new home.

My best calming down technique is exercise. I play a lot with my new dogs outside and take them for really long walks to tire them out. Establishing a routine with him will also help as will working on training. Do you know about Nothing in Life is Free (NILF). I always use that with new dogs. http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm

Sometimes rescue remedy helps (you can buy it at Wegman's or Treats Unleashed) or the DAP sprays.
 

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When I first brought my Titan home he was 7 years old, I bought him from the breeder when they wanted to "place him" . He didnt want to eat for days, seemed depressed, confused... I just kept giving him lots of attention, took him on walks, played with him, extra TLC. He took about 2 weeks and he did come around, just took him some time to adjust and realize he was with us to stay.
 

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thanks fo rthe great advice guys. i posted more aobut his arrival in the pictures forum.
i will definately read up on the things you all suggested. thankyou tons!!!

he's a good big boy. i'm sure with time he will be a great well adgusted big boy
 
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