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The shelter where Luke was surrendered contacted GSRNE and our organization was fortunate to have an experienced foster home available for Luke in order to take him into the rescue. Luke’s foster family reported that their new canine resident was a friendly and outgoing boy. However, within a few days Luke’s family also noticed that he displayed some nervous behaviors including an excessive need to lick things or chase his own tail.
It was quickly becoming clear that all of the upheaval Luke had experienced in his young life had impacted him and that he needed specific training to help him with the anxiety he was experiencing. Luke was moved from his foster home so that he could work with GSRNE’s trainer on a daily basis in order to help him with his behaviors.
Our trainer structured Luke’s days with clear expectations, consistency, and positive reinforcement, Luke quickly built confidence and began to channel his energy toward pleasing his trainer. Luke is responding well to structure and boundaries and his overall behavior has improved tremendously in a short time.
Luke is a very energetic young dog; he loves to play ball and his desire to run seems limitless. Luke enjoys his daily walks and will gladly chase down a toy and retrieve it for you. Luke not only derives pleasure from these activities that allow him to interact with his handler, but he requires a high level of physical activity to be happy and content.
Luke has come a long way since he began his training and GSRNE remains committed to finding this young dog the permanent home he so deserves. Luke needs an adopter who does not feel sorry for him, but an adopter who recognizes that what Luke really needs is the continued structure that has helped Luke gain so much confidence.
Luke would be best in a home that is familiar with GSDs and can provide him with clear expectations and a consistent routine. Luke benefits when he knows what is expected of him and where the boundaries are. While Luke has made phenomenal progress in his training, any potential adopter will need to recognize that training for Luke will be an ongoing activity.
Luke still has a tendency to get overexcited when meeting new people. He is still learning that he need not show his enthusiasm for new people by pawing at them mouthing their hands in greeting. Many of the behaviors that Luke currently demonstrates are behaviors that should have been addressed when Luke was a puppy. However, since Luke never had a stable household or consistent training, these behaviors were never addressed.
Luke has already demonstrated how capable he is of changing his behavior patterns and deserves a chance to find his forever home. He needs adopter who can commit to helping him learn and grow even more than he already has.