- Age: About a year
- Color: Red
- Weight: 50 pounds
- Gender: Male
- Dogs: Prefers females.
- Cats: No cats
- Kids: No kids
- Obedience: Required to ensure success
- Exercise: Moderate
- Fence: Needs fence (no e-fence)
Because we are all volunteers, Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus only considers approved applicants to meet our orphans in our foster homes. Please read our eligibility requirements and apply on our website: www.ildoberescue.com/adopt. After an application is submitted, additional inquiries can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Flash is a lump of clay that is ready to mold. At about a year old, he is a puppy brain in an almost adult body. His foster mom says he has the potential to be a great dog, but his previous home put minimal effort into him, so she is starting from scratch. A trainer from A Sound Beginning came to Flash’s foster home to work with him, and he needs consistent positive experiences and structure. Flash’s foster mom has been working on the basics with him, and he is making some progress, but he would flourish in a forever home with one female dog who likes to play in a fenced yard. He just doesn’t know what to do, so he looks to people he trusts for guidance, and sometimes he is so desperate for reassurance that he is inappropriate. He wasn’t exposed to much in his previous situation, so everything is new and scary, and we hoped he would have made more progress since arriving in October. Since then, he has learned to sit, down, and wait for food. He still needs some practice walking on the leash and housebreaking, but a patient owner who is committed to training and enjoys seeing an improvement will make this young boy shine! He is not a candidate for leash walks in a busy neighborhood. He enjoys a fenced yard now, but he would be scared of an e-fence. He’s sensitive to correction, so he only needs positive reinforcement training. We aren’t sure if anyone ever gave him a treat before, but he is learning what treats are now! He still doesn’t understand what he’s supposed to do with a toy. Flash is under 50 pounds, and we can’t see him getting too much bigger. He likes to cuddle on the couch and watch TV when he’s taking a break from working on training. In his foster home, he is too interested in the kitties. He liked to play with a willing female foster, but he is scared of the males and has a Napoleon complex to compensate. He played a little rough with the female, but it was friendly, so he needs a tolerant dog to show him appropriate boundaries. Flash has no history with kids, and he will require more spare time than the average parent has to train him, so we recommend a home without kids at the moment. He is mouthy like a puppy, and a child won’t understand his attempts to communicate with his mouth. He doesn’t make a good first impression, so a quiet home with few strangers visiting is ideal for his success. Flash has the potential to be a wonderful boy, but he needs to learn the basics and gain confidence. He is eager to learn and get reassurance that he’s a good boy.
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