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Facts about me

Breed
Old English Sheepdog
Color
Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - with White
Age
Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small red x Not housetrained

My story

Please read full description!

Josh is in need of a VERY dog savvy adopter. He has severe stranger danger and must be muzzled when out in public or when meeting new people. We have been working with him on this issue and he has been steadily improving, but the work is never done. From what we understand, Josh spent the first two years of his life in a backyard with another dog and nearly zero human interaction. As such, we have been working to socialize and train him to make him a good canine companion.

From the backyard he was surrendered to a shelter/sanctuary situation, where he lived full time loose with the small dogs in the rescue without issues. Once he came to us he was kenneled with a small dog and they had a good time together. However, there's something about Josh other dogs don't like sometimes, and even friendly dogs sometimes don't like him. We're trying to figure out why.

Josh MUST go to an adult only home with a tall secure fence. He needs a lot of daily exercise (working dog). He needs a lot of gentle training, we've been working with him on the basics, including basic commands and leashwork, along with being able to meet new people. He's gone from having one human friend to many!

That all being said - once he gets to know you he is the biggest love! He loves to give hugs and kisses, to play wrestle, and when he gets excited he takes off and does zoomies around the yard. If you build a good bond with him he is fantastic. He knows "off" because he loves to jump on people (we're working on getting him to not jump), and he is MUZZLE TRAINED. He doesn't mind wearing the muzzle for the most part and sits politely to have it put on. He is kennel trained and is highly food motivated.

Josh would not do well with forceful training methods (shock collars, intimidation) and does best with firm but gentle training where he is rewarded for good decisions. For the right person, somebody with patience and experience, he will be an excellent dog.
Please read full description!

Josh is in need of a VERY dog savvy adopter. He has severe stranger danger and must be muzzled when out in public or when meeting new people. We have been working with him on this issue and he has been steadily improving, but the work is never done. From what we understand, Josh spent the first two years of his life in a backyard with another dog and nearly zero human interaction. As such, we have been working to socialize and train him to make him a good canine companion.

From the backyard he was surrendered to a shelter/sanctuary situation, where he lived full time loose with the small dogs in the rescue without issues. Once he came to us he was kenneled with a small dog and they had a good time together. However, there's something about Josh other dogs don't like sometimes, and even friendly dogs sometimes don't like him. We're trying to figure out why.

Josh MUST go to an adult only home with a tall secure fence. He needs a lot of daily exercise (working dog). He needs a lot of gentle training, we've been working with him on the basics, including basic commands and leashwork, along with being able to meet new people. He's gone from having one human friend to many!

That all being said - once he gets to know you he is the biggest love! He loves to give hugs and kisses, to play wrestle, and when he gets excited he takes off and does zoomies around the yard. If you build a good bond with him he is fantastic. He knows "off" because he loves to jump on people (we're working on getting him to not jump), and he is MUZZLE TRAINED. He doesn't mind wearing the muzzle for the most part and sits politely to have it put on. He is kennel trained and is highly food motivated.

Josh would not do well with forceful training methods (shock collars, intimidation) and does best with firm but gentle training where he is rewarded for good decisions. For the right person, somebody with patience and experience, he will be an excellent dog.
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Why adoption is a great option

Josh, a Las Vegas Old English Sheepdog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Old English Sheepdog for sale in Las Vegas, or seeking a Old English Sheepdog dog from a breeder in Las Vegas.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Las Vegas already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Las Vegas breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Old English Sheepdog breeders who help with Old English Sheepdog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Las Vegas paves the way for another one to be saved.