Meet Oscar, he is a
3 year old male, German Shepherd mix. Oscar came from CA. He was on the euthanasia list deemed
aggressive. A lady that is with my rescue by the name of Tammy, who LOVES
Shepherds, fell in love with Oscar because of his face and his look. Yes he is
very cute. She paid for him to be pulled
by a rescue in CA then sent to a personal trainer. This guy kept Oscar for 2 months and charged
her over $2,000 in training. Then one
day he told her that he needed to go and she only had a week to get him out or
he was going to take him back to the pound.
Well a week wasn't long enough to find a transport to get him. She called me and asked if I knew anyone that
would transport him. I gave her a friend
of mines number that was with another rescue, who is just as passionate as her
that would personally go get him. The transport ended up costing her
$1500. I agreed to take him into SAD
Rescue and personally train and work with him.
I'm not a trainer but I have worked with many dogs from abused dogs,
feral dogs, to Pitts that where trained to fight, I have never failed at
correcting the problem. I did tell her
unlike most rescues I will not adopt out a dog that was aggressive and I'm not
opposed to putting one down because of it, but I told her I will try and see
what he is like once he got here. I will
say he was very intimidating when he came, but that was very understandable
given the long trip from CA. I made him
my first priority; I earned his trust and worked day and night with him. The first week was the worse. I sat in the middle of the floor not making
eye contact and claiming his food bowl, only allowing him to eat with my hand
in the bowl and only when he was submissive.
I then walked him 2 miles every day on a very strict walk. Oscar is not the same dog that came to me,
back in July.
Oscar is very
sweet, Loves me and my family. It will
be sad to see him go, he is one that I will cry over and I only want him to go
to the best home ever. Oscar can sit,
lay down, and roll over on command. To
me I never saw aggregation because if he wanted to hurt you trust me he
could. He is dominating and
intimidating, he wants to be the pack leader, and this is why it is important
that he has an owner who will give him rules boundaries and limitations before
affection. I don't know the family that had
him before he went to the pound in CA, but my guess is that they fell in love
with that cute fuzzy puppy with the floppy ear.
They let him get away with mouthing and when he was small it was cute. They were not the pack leader and when he got
big they more than likely tied him up outside only feeding him but nothing
else. He never learned to be a dog and
had to be a pack leader to take care of himself.
Today Oscar is calm
submissive and obedient. He listens to
me and my family very well. I own 7 dogs
and I have a fee feeding bowl that I keep filled that all the dogs eat out
of. He waits his turn to eat and he doesn’t
fight with the dogs over the bowl. I
even own a 4 lbs Chi that he plays with and he gets down low to the Chi's level
to play with him. I also use a remote
training collar for him that works very well.
He is VERY smart, so smart that it’s kind of freaky. I haven't had to use the collar to shock or
vibrate him in any way, for over 3 weeks.
He knows when he’s wearing it and all I need to do is pick up the remote
and he stops whatever bad behavior and rolls over or hides. It has worked wonders on him. Take off the collar and well lets just say he
will challenge you on what he can get away with. He loves to go bye bye and to be #1 in his owner’s
life. I'm sure he will challenge you on
what you will let him get away with. If you’re
a pack leader and the type that controls the situation he will be just fine.
interested in him I would bring him up to your house and personally spend time
with you and him. It might even be best
to do a couple of visits to transition him to you. I know it seems like work but trust me when I
say, he is an awesome dog. Loves to play
catch and will protect you from anyone.
I don't have to walk him every day now. In fact he has because lazy and
when we do walk him he don't want to go LOL.
Just let me know if this is something you might want to try. I don’t want him to go to just anyone, I
personally don't care if I find I home for him that's how much I love him. He makes me laugh every day. He is so human like in his personality and
out of all the dogs I have handled he is the smartest I have ever encountered.