Red Luke

  • Age:  Just under a year
  • Color:  Red
  • Gender:  Male
  • Dogs:  Okay with SLOW intros
  • Cats:  No cats
  • Kids:  Teens and up
  • Obedience:  Required to ensure success
  • Exercise:  Lots! He's a puppy!
  • Fence:  Needs leash improvement, so fence is preferred
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Red Luke (as opposed to Black Luke also for adoption) was surrendered to IDR+ after not being a good match in his previous home setting. He was overstimulated in a small house with a dominant large dog and a special needs child. Red Luke is a typical young working breed who needs attention and training that his previous home did not have the ability or time to provide. A trainer from A Sound Beginning evaluated him in the home and recommended he be placed in an environment that focuses on positive training with fewer distractions, more space, and consistency and patience for his success. Red Luke is currently being fostered with a trainer, who has made progress and feels he can live with a tolerant dog after a SLOW intro. Red Luke has no history with cats, and he did not pass the cat test with us. He needs more attention than a parent with young or busy children would be able to provide, so we recommend teens and up. He sometimes gives an intimidating first impression (which many Dobe fans appreciate), but he is a big softie when it’s time to play. On a harness, Red Luke showed potential for learning to walk politely, but the previous family said he would bark at other dogs on walks, which can be trained out with positive conditioning. To make things easier for an adopter, he will need a fenced yard–preferably not an e-fence. Red Luke is a curious guy, who is under a year old, and his nub is always wagging, especially if you have a treat! He knows sit and takes treats nicely. He is not a good match for someone looking for a couch potato–he is ready to work!

The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.

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