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BRUNO HAS A HOME AND FAMILY

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PUPPY BRUNO HAS A NEW HOME AND FAMILY

PUPPY BRUNO came into the rescue today. He is a 1 yr old neutered male GSD. He is about 75 pounds, healthy, UTD on Shots (not chipped) and housebroken. He was living with a family who adopted him at 8 weeks and has had him ever since. They have one other older smaller dog and two kids 4 and 7. He has been great with the kids and dog and is extremely dog and people friendly. He was adopted in January but has not worked well for the family. He is in need of obedience training but is too much in terms of energy for the family and they wish to rehome him. He alerts well, doesn't jump, meets dogs appropriately, rides in cars well, plays ball and overall is a sweet yet untrained pup. He will require both socialization training and under the puppy rules a $500 bond placed on adoption to insurer he gets a CGC within the next 6 months. He is handsome pup who will be about 85 pounds when fully grown. He is HW Neg and has always been loved. The family relinquished him because of their work schedules and the fact he spends most of his days in the crate. They felt that was no life for an active loving dog and they decided to have him rehomed.
UPDATE: MY RECOMMENDATION (NOW THAT I HAVE HIM BACK) IS TO HAVE BRUNO GO TO A SINGLE DOG HOME WITH AN OWNER WHO IS ALPHA AND TO GET HIM SOCIALIZED WITH PEOP[LE AND DOGS AGAIN. HE IS A GOOD BOY BUT WITH BEING DUMPED AROUND A FEW TIMES HE HAS BECOME NERVOUS AND NEEDS REASSURANCE.

We had Bruno evaluated by a professional trainer. Here is his report:
After recently, observing Bruno, my observations:
Very intelligent- he learns quickly.
He engages and bonds well when building relationship with him.
He enjoys learning using games, it fosters a closer relationship.
His focus is amazing and walks well on a loose leash, using verbal praise as reinforcement.
He plays well with other dogs.
He loves fetch.
He quickly learned how to drop the toy and sat patiently, before the next throw.
He is lacking socialization as he is unsure about certain things or movements.
He would thrive in a home with teenagers and older.
He loves to work and play.
He has lots of energy, of course, he is still an adolescent dog.
He needs additional obedience training.
He knows sit and down.
He needs rules and boundaries.
Which need to be set from the beginning. This will help him decompress and relax in a new environment.
He needs routine which will help him know what to expect on a daily basis.
He engages with the whole family.
It is important that each family member wants and needs to be engaged with Bruno.
He is a wonderful dog!

I am willing to assist the new family with this process as stated above for free, up to 3hours of training.