Greater California
German Shepherd Rescue
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Benz is a very handsome black and tan male about 18 months old. He currently weighs in at about 60 pounds but has a 75-80 lb frame. Now that he is in a foster home, we hope to put some weight on him. Benz was turned into a local shelter with a mama dog and some day old babies that someone found on their property, so nothing is known about his background. When walking, he tries to jump up and pull down the neighborhood trash cans, so he was probably fending for himself at least for a little while.

Living in a home seems to be new for Benz, although so far he has not had an accident in the house. He is very curious, and once you can coax him to do something new the first time (going up and down stairs, getting in and out of the car, etc.), he is usually willing to do it on his own shortly after. He is treat motivated, so it works nicely to teach him new things. Benz gets along with all of the large male and female dogs in his foster home. He is ok with humans being near his food bowl, but grumbles at the other dogs if they come too close while he is eating.

Benz doesn't have any formal training, but is learning some very basic house manners. He is pretty good on leash, and tends to naturally stay pretty close, but be careful, he will occasionally cut you off or will stop right in front of you if you do not keep him heeling at your side. Benz is a little shy around new people at first. It takes him a little while to warm up, but a nice head massage and a pocket full of treats will get you a long way with him. Although he is still a little unsure entering a vehicle, once inside he rides nicely. He also sleeps quietly in his crate at night. After just one night, he knew which one was his and went right in.

Benz deserves a home that will work to continue to train and socialize him, so he can be the best dog that he can be. With time and patience, he will be an awesome companion and family member.

This is a Level 2 Dog

Added December 2013