Handsome Blaze is well-trained in all of the basics. He's crate and house-trained, knows commands, has good off-leash recall and even knows tricks. He is very loyal and good at listening to his person. He has been raised in a loving home, with a teenager and his littermate, Beauty.
Blaze is now looking for a home that has time and interest in providing some training to address his reactivity to other dogs (outside of his littermate, Beauty). He can be re-conditioned to improve, but his current family does not have the time or space to offer it right now.
If you're unfamiliar with reactive dogs, please read: http://www.ddfl.org/resource/understanding-reactivity-in-dogs. We believe Blaze has 'barrier frustration' and needs a dedicated adopter who will patiently guide him toward better behaviors. He would learn fast via a 'Reactive' class, geared toward this behavior and similar to what's described at: http://frogstodogs.com/training/.
Ideally, he would transition to a home with no other pets. His littermate Beauty is also reactive, so while they do get along with each other -- it may be a lot to take on the pair, unless you are fairly dog-savvy and have lots of time to offer to their training. We also see that dogs become less reactive and easier to train when their 'partner in crime' is removed.
Can you provide this highly-intelligent handsome lad with what he needs to be a most awesome companion?
Age: 3 years
Weight: 85 lbs.
Temperament: Enjoys people and older kids; not good with other dogs or cats (high prey drive)
Training: Housetrained, crate-trained, obedience-trained, good-off leash recall, knows commands and tricks
Vetting: Spay/neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm negative
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