When Buzz entered into his foster home, it was very apparent that prior to his arrival at MAGSR he had not experienced the life, luxuries, or kindness that he clearly deserves. His body told the story of limited food, health care, and experience within a loving household. Although having clearly survived some challenging circumstances, Buzz walked into his foster home with a happy-go-lucky attitude. He has an overall enthusiasm and curiosity for what life has to offer. With so much to learn and so many new experiences to partake in, Buzz has been very busy over the last few months.
He started with the basics, crate training and housebreaking, which he has mastered at this time. He loves to be outside and knows that this is where his "business" needs to be handled. Then, it was onto pack introductions with the resident senior dogs. Buzz loves the company of other dogs but needed to learn that senior dogs are not always as playful as younger pups. Having learned what is and is not tolerated by the resident dogs, Buzz seems to have found a good balance within his foster pack and does well with a few reminders from his fur siblings from time to time. More recently, Buzz has started a regular regiment of daily training. He is highly food motivated and seems to be excelling with sit, down, wait, watch, and come. As he masters these commands, he will be ready to learn additional commands particularly, if food is involved. In his free time, Buzz has been learning that tough toys and bones are great to play with, that a daily run and a long walk or two helps him burn energy, and that head rubs really are the best type of affection.
Buzz is an amazing pup and will be a great match for an experienced household. Although he is not aggressive with children, he does not realize that his size and energy can be too much for little people. He would be better suited for a home without children; this will allow him to further develop into a good canine citizen without the distraction of little people. If Buzz sounds like a good match for your household, ask to meet him today.
Hello! I’m Buzz and I’ve been told that you want to hear about my latest adventures. I love exploring new places and learning new things. Attending training classes with my foster mom has been great. This week, the trainer gave me compliments for being patient and calm around other dogs and people and a positive role model in class. That made my foster mom proud. We’ve been practicing every day. I’ve been told that I am excellent with environmental distractions. I’m a teenage pup with occasional mischief and testing, but I’m well on the way to becoming a canine gentleman. I’m a fan of car rides, especially when they take me to fun new places, and I insist on going everywhere with my humans. Hardware stores are cool, farmers markets are easy, meeting people on our walks is fun, parks for hiking are the best. Pet stores? Well, I don’t know how they expect any shepherd to stay calm around all the exciting food, treats and toys. I like food – A LOT! Food puzzles and food-filled chew toys make my day. Frozen food treats are amazing on a hot afternoon. Meal time is the biggest event of every day and I am learning a bit more focus with each dish. Sometimes, I like to test what delicious things may be around me. They say that it’s good to stop and smell the flowers. My preference is to stop and eat the flowers, but I am learning that that’s not a good way to earn praise. The neighbor’s horse is my new friend and I enjoy meeting all the neighbors. A few of them are my buddies now and I give them kisses. Being the center of attention is great, but I think I miss having other dogs to play with. My foster mom started calling me Love Buzz because I like to snuggle and I don’t leave her side. I’ve been trying to convince her that there is absolutely no issue with an 80 lb. lap dog. She’s not convinced yet, but I will keep trying. While I wait for my fur-ever home, I will continue to soak in my adventures and have a good time. Let MAGSR know if you would like to meet me.