|Rescue Me ID: 16-06-07-00637Linc (male)|
German Shepherd Mix Age: Young Adult
|Compatibility:|| Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) |
|Personality:|| High Energy, Very Dominant |
|Health:|| Neutered, Vaccinations Current | **This picture is old from when we originally got him, post neutering. He is not sick*** Linc was adopted from the Humane Society in April, 2015. Due to housing issues, I do not have any suitable housing for myself let alone him. If it weren't for the fact that the circumstances were unfair for him, I would keep him. He can be anywhere from very energetic to very calm. This is a working breed dog, and he loves to run, swim, etc. He doesn't understand the point behind playing fetch and gets bored very easily. If you can teach him to control his pace, though, he will be the perfect dog to take jogging, hiking, etc. THIS DOG IS VERY SMART!!! ... (Read More)IF HE WANTS TO DO SOMETHING HE WILL FIGURE OUT A WAY TO DO IT. If it becomes too difficult though, he will give up. This is a dog to keep all food objects at the back of the counter, not near the edge. He will not get on the counter to grab food, only if it's within easy reach. He is a great and loving dog, especially around people. He has never bit me or anyone that has met him, however he can be a little rough around children due to the fact that he doesn't realize how big he is. I didn't have any children to teach him to be gentle around, so sadly that is something I couldn't train him on. He is a VERY dominant dog and get's along with most dogs, just has a habit of getting a bit too rough, especially with small dogs. As long as you give them an introduction and wait till Linc and the other dogs get used to one another, he will be fine. We believe that the previous owners didn't socialize him as a puppy, which is why he isn't very good with new dogs now. HE IS NOT GOOD AROUND CATS. PERIOD. As soon as he sees a cat, he will be gone. I don't think he actually wants to harm the cat, more like he is just trying to play, but doesn't realize the cat is scared of him. He is a dog that relies majority on his eyesight rather than his sense of smell or hearing. HE IS NOT GOOD AROUND RODENTS. He is ok if you teach him that you are the dominant one and if the rodent is with you at all times or locked in a room. He will not try to jump you to get the animal or dig through the door. However, if you leave the rodent unattended with Linc, he will try to kill it. Birds are ok, if they are in their cage and they have been introduced. My ex and I owned a cockatiel and he is used to small birds. I am pretty confident that large birds wont be a problem as long as they are properly introduced. He is used to being an indoor dog, but is definitely capable of being an outdoor dog. He is definitely a lap dog trapped in a big dogs body, and loves to chill and watch movies with his owner. He will get attached to one person in the house, and is very protective of his owners, which is part of the reason why he needs a really thorough introduction to new dogs. He gets stressed out really easy, and can get sick. He doesn't enjoy going to the groomers, because they remind him of the pound. He doesn't have food aggression, we took care of that immediately once taking him home. But I would double check that before allowing kids to come around him when he is eating. He is also a glutton when he eats and gets excited when he hears the word 'food' or 'Hungry?'. If he is, he will react very excitedly and start jumping around waiting for you to fill his food bowl. To stop him from trying to eat out of the bowl before putting it down, I taught him to sit and wait for me to tell him SPECIFICALLY the word 'eat' before he will eat. You can either decide to break him of this habit or you can keep this habit going. I will also be giving all of the collars, toys, a 200.00 kennel to the new owner at NO CHARGE. All I would like is to see the home he will be going to, meet the owners as well as any pets before handing him over, as well as updates on his well being. If this essay on Linc doesn't prove enough that I love this dog, I don't know what will. Honestly, if it weren't for circumstances, you would not be seeing this posted. Feel free to either call me: (801) 703-8400 or Feel free to to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org Calling me is better and I will get back to you faster. Please leave your name, a good contact number, your current living arrangements(ie. house in West Valley with a large backyard, kids, other pets, etc) so that way I understand the situation I will be sending Linc into before we talk. Thank you so much for reading. (Less) Animal Location:
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