Teak

(Teak is represented by: MAGSR)

Gender: Male
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Color: Black & Tan
Date of Birth: 09/05/2018
Date of Birth is estimated: Yes
Current Size: 67 lbs
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Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: No
Living With: Foster
History: Owner Surrender

Good With Kids: Yes, older kids
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

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Foster Needed?: No

Represented by: MAGSR
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NID#: 6078
Date Added:
Added to DB: Sun, 2019-10-27 16:32
Last updated: Wed, 2020-03-25 13:49

Not Ready for Adoption: No
Commitment Dog: No
Show as New: No
Special Needs: No
Dog Record Archived (1=Yes/0=No): 0


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Description

Teak came to us as his prior family did not have the time for a young, energetic GSD. Unfortunately Teak has not been well socialized with people outside of his prior immediate family.  For this reason Teak is scared and skittish of new people, new places, sights and sounds.  Our volunteers are giving Teak time to settle in and get use to all that is new to him.  He will be starting a training program which will help with not only socialization, but also build his confidence.  Because of Teak's insecurities, he would learn from and do better in a home with a confident dog to help show him the way forward. He will require a GSD experienced family that will continue with his training, socialization and confidence building. He did live with older children and another dog in his prior home.

Updates

Teak has been doing great in his foster home. He has been attending local group obedience classes as well, which has helped him build his confidence. He no longer trembles with tail tucked when seeing our volunteers each weekend that he’s used to, but instead, approaches and gives some of them sniffs and kisses. Although with those he does not know as well, he is still very unsure and looks to his handler for security. Teak will need a strong handler with prior breed experience who will provide much needed structure and training to help him continue building confidence and learn the right way forward. Teak loves his female GSD fur-sibling in his foster home and will be well matched with a family that has a confident dog that he can learn from and follow. Teak has been a little bit of a wild thing off leash in the house when tested in a controlled situation and wants to move from couch to couch and hit a counter or two along the way, and can also be reactive and protective when confronted with the unfamiliar when he is on his own in his crate, etc..  Teak needs boundaries and structure, and not a lot of freedom, at least until he learns the rules of how to behave in the home. Teak is definitely warming up and loves butt scratches from his handler. If Teak sounds like he may be a fit for your family, ask to meet him.