Nike is a black and tan 2 1/2 year-old 86 pound male German Shepherd. Nike was an owner surrender whose prior owner couldn't provide for him properly. He used to live in a home with a seven-year-old child and a cat.. He is currently living with a large female and male German Shepherd (see Kye) and plays well with them. He is the Alpha in the pack, so once in a while he needs to be told the ‘Be nice’ command. Luckily he corrects very easily.
He has used a dog door in the past and is currently using a flip screen to go out side. He is crate trained and knows some basic commands, along with the ‘go potty’ command. He’s also trained to sit before going in or out of the front door. Currently he goes on two hour walks every morning and heals well. He only needs correcting when critters are near. He bonds well with his human and has been protective of them when company comes over in the past. Nike will need a strong handler who sets boundaries. He is food motivated with medium energy and likes to chase the ball. He rides well in the car, easily jumping into the back of an SUV with enthusiasm. Currently he sleeps in a crate in his fosters room at night but can be trusted to sleep out of the crate too.
Regular exercise and formal training will help the bonding experience and make this one awesome dog to have in your pack.
May be ok with Dog-savvy cats but will chase if they run.
This is a Level 2 Dog.
Added November 2020