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Max 3629 / 3923

German Shepherd Dog

5 years, 1 month
Large  |  Male

Sterling, VA

$300.00

 

Max is a great looking dog, I know, but he's a dog who needs help more than admiration. Max is very high strung, and that's a very much an understatement. The root of his problem seems to be that he can't handle stress or excitement of any kind. The problem manifests itself as tail chasing accompanied by a high-pitched, blood curdling scream. I've had him on medication for a while now and it has helped. He spins less and screams much less. He has even been seen engaging in normal dog behavior occasionally, including playing with other dogs or at least trying to. On medication and away from excitement, Max is a good dog. He's always been fine being crated indoors, but now he's got the run of the place and he settles right down, often in an open crate. He's good at night in the bedroom too. He listens better, pays attention more, and is as close to normal as I've ever seen him. He still has some OCD behavior, generally licking or gumming a bed cover, but that isn't destructive, so far, and is minimized with a generous quantity of suitable dog toys kept lying about.

It's time to find this dog a home. He's "special needs" and always will be. He won't be a child's dog or a typical "family" dog. He won't be a dog park dog. He's very powerful when he's excited and he's got a strong prey drive, so no small dogs or cats. But he'd be a fine dog for someone who lives a quiet life and wants a companion, particularly if that someone wants to give as much as get something from the relationship. Any questions can be directed to his foster home at vadogrescue@gmail.com.

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