I love to learn, and am pretty good at it! My foster mom says that I’m very smart. I like to be right next to my people, but I’m good at sleeping in my crate at night. Just ask me to “kennel up” and I’ll go right in there! I LOVE people and have been the life of many a party. I am working on walking nicely on the leash and I’ve loved the hikes my foster ma takes me on! I like to sleep at her feet when she’s working, but as I’m getting healthier and stronger, I play a lot more and would love someone to run with me or play fetch!
BREED: German Shepherd
GENDER: Spayed Female
BIRTHDATE: May 2015
WEIGHT: 50 pounds (?)
I am very friendly with people, but do give a few barks when someone strange comes into the house. I can be very barky and anxious in the car, and don’t like it when people approach the car. Dogs near my car are not ok with me! I can get stressed and stop eating, so you’ve better have some tasty treats on hand! I think I’d like to meet some dogs, but I don’t like it when they’re behind fences or other boundaries. Off-leash dogs can be ok, but they make me nervous. I just adore people, and love playing chase!
I don’t know how I feel about dogs, I really don’t like them near my car and don’t like when they bark at me from behind fences. I have had some good experiences with off-leash dogs, though, so maybe a playmate would be ok but only with someone committed to a very slow, separated intro over time. I learned very quickly that dogs aren’t supposed to eat pet parrots, so my foster mom thinks I might be ok with some small animals if I’m taught to ignore them. She lets the parrot sit on her shoulder while she works with me, and I just ignore him. Parrots are friends, not food. No cats, please!
I don’t love children, sometimes they can be a bit scary. I think if I some polite, older kids (10 and up) with treats might be best.
I love squeaky toys! And ropes! I don’t quite understand why you’d play fetch with a boring old tennis ball. I’m working on the finer points of fetch, but I do love to bring toys to my foster mom for her to throw for me! Sometimes I lay on my back and just squeak my squeakers. It’s great.
My perfect home would have a backyard where I can get out without seeing other dogs, they stress me out on walks but the folks at ABRT can help with that. An apartment would not be ideal for me. I love to play and can be very goofy, and I love to spend time with you. I love hiking and think it’s a great way to get out! Patience is a must for me, I can be overly exuberant sometimes. I do love clicker training, and would love to work! I’d be great if you wanted an agility or tricks partner, once I get more used to other dogs. I need some help learning to walk nicely and be polite in the car, but I am a very fast learner and I’m sure I can do it!
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