Sheldon came to us from a shelter as he was brought in as a stray. We do not know a lot about Sheldon's past but, we have gotten to know more about him while he has been in our care. Clearly under socialized and possibly mistreated early on, Sheldon arrived lacking the confidence needed to meet with success. However, with leadership and structure, Sheldon has made great strides.
MAGSR was fortunate to be able to provide Sheldon with the opportunity to work with a trainer in order to develop his basic obedience while building his overall confidence. At this time Sheldon is an absolute dream when working through commands. However, when placed in new situations, Sheldon often will revert back to his fearful self. Continued structure and practice will help Sheldon recognize the importance of looking to the handler for direction. This will further enhance his overall confidence while developing into the good canine citizen he is destined to become.
Sheldon would be most successful in a family that has experience with an insecure dog. His forever family will need to continue his training and confidence building without putting him in unpredictable situations. As Sheldon is uncomfortable with quick movements or busy households, he would be most successful in a home without children.
If Sheldon sounds like a dog that would be a fit for your family and you have the time and patience to work him through some challenges, he will reward you with his loyalty, puppy kisses and tail wags.
Sheldon has been through a four-week basic obedience leave-and-learn class with Stateline Canine in Hanover, PA. His adoptive family will be able to set-up a lesson to go over all his commands.