River is very friendly with everyone he meets however he is also very insecure in himself. Unfortunately this insecurity causes River to be very clingy with those he bonds with and without proper boundaries he will try to guard "his person" from others. This is behavior that has been caught and corrected early in his foster home however an adoptive home would need to be willing to do intensive socialization with proper boundaries to ensure that River doesn't continue to build bad behavior. Aside from this River is a very sweet, goofy, and loving dog. He wants desperately to have a job and a family. He still has a very puppy-like personality and playfulness to him.
River does extemely well with the other dogs. He is definitely more focused on people the majority of the time but with the right companions (those tenacious enough to convince him) he can be a very playful boy. He is still young so social cues aren't his strong suit but he learns quickly and takes a lot of cues from other dogs. He would likely benefit from having a good canine role model.
River is a very typical young german shepherd who has been left on his own. He is a lot of energy with little manners but a huge heart. This heart gets him in trouble at times but with an experienced home willing to provide the training neccessary River is going to be the most dedicated family dog.
If you would like an application to adopt River please email us at Tierhavenrescue@gmail.com
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