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 Katniss D7032

Katniss D7032

She is friendly with people she knows and she is active. Good with other dogs she knows, but can be dog dominate with some dogs when she was at doggie day care or strange dogs on walks.  In her temp foster home, she was not good with female GSD that was off leash and ran up to her. Katniss needs a very experienced guardian to guide and continue her training. She had a mild ear infection which was treated and she is fine now.  Needs experienced guardian for training and exercise with no other dog and someone that understands that not all dogs are social butterflies.  Katniss is loyal and bonds to her guardian, and prefers to be the only dog.  No dog parks.  Katniss would be a great best friend and hiking buddy!   

Prior to temp., foster home.  Katniss was doing well at her boarding & trainer's home.  She is smart, loves attention of people she bonds to and has been good with their other dogs with trainer supervision.  They have high GSD training experience to watch body language and their GSD are well trained.

In a temp. foster home, she adjusted and became affectionate.  Loves her home life, relaxing, hanging out with her people, toys, treats, uses a doggie door and large yard.  Pulls on leash hard and she is strong.  But now she prefers to be the only dog and good with people she knows. Loves treats and knows "Sit" command.  With visitors, she needs time to warm up before she will trust them.  She needs a very experienced adult home for basic quiet walks, routine, home with backyard and experienced/confident adult guardian with GSD to give her time (2-3 weeks to adjust).

She is sensitive to change. Phobic of change due to early spay.  At her foster home, she was good with mom and 2 sons (17 & 20 yrs), but leary of the father.  At their home, she loved belly rubs, lounging on the sofa, quiet, and light ball play.  When she is unsure of a person (husband or strangers), she will bark or do low growl.  On walks, she would look at other people or dogs in the distance and did not bark.  Does not bark at neighbor's dog from fence, nor a squirrel that yaps at her.  She just watches.   

Update:  She is now in a very experienced foster home dealing with behavior issue dogs with no other dog at home to work with her.  She is fearful, phobic and very emotionally sensitive of change (more so then other dogs).  Takes her days to weeks to adjust, won't eat or drink, hides in her crate, fearful, and holds her potty biz.  Once she gets over her phobic fear stage in 5 days, she does relaxes and is normal.  Loves belly rubs, lovable, loves being petted, gives kisses, will lounge, follow and being brushed.  She loves kong on rope, toys and chase after ball.  She is very strong on leash and wants to hunt for cats or small critters on walks, thus she goes into hunt mode.  She has very high prey drive to cats and small critters.  Once she sees a prey, she is very stubborn, ignores treats, and will not listen to corrections.   Foster home has to be very strong to hold on to her leash and pull her away while she keeps pulling forward towards the prey.   For now, she is a sanctuary dog unless someone can deal with her behavior issues, strength and high prey drive.  

**Note: Adoption in SF Bay Area Only**

Details of Katniss D7032

  • Name: Katniss D7032
  • Type: Dog
  • Gender: Female
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Age: 3 years 8 months
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
  • Size: 60 lbs.
  • House trained: Yes
  • Shots Current: Yes
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Host: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Organization: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Date Added: 12/9/17


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