• Age:  8 months (DOB 2/2/17)
  • Color:  Black
  • Weight:  62 pounds
  • Gender:  Male
  • Dogs:  Still assessing
  • Cats:  No cats
  • Kids:  Unknown
  • Obedience:  Required to ensure success
  • Exercise:  Moderate to high (he's a puppy)
  • Fence:  Required due to no leash skills
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Shane is a young boy (birthday 2/2/17, which makes him 8 months) who was surrendered for being too much to handle on leash; however, he never went to any training, so his adopter should be prepared to take this sweet guy to school immediately to ensure his success. A trainer with A Sound Beginning worked with Shane, and he has a ton of potential–he just needs to understand the basics. He’s so eager to make people happy, but he doesn’t know anything at the moment. He is strong and has never been told ‘no.’ When Shane first arrived, he was overwhelmed and reactive toward other dogs on a leash and through barriers, but we have not seen that behavior from him in several days. Again, training will help him act more appropriately. At this point, he is not a candidate for leash walks in a busy neighborhood, so he will require a fence to get enough exercise. He would also love to play fetch in a fenced yard. We are also still assessing his feelings toward other dogs, but he is showing promise with a SLOW intro. The surrender paperwork said he is housebroken and cratetrained. He has no history with kids, but we know he can’t live with any kitties. When he was given a treat of yummy canned food, he picked the peas out, which we thought was really funny.

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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