GSD being fostered at my home with small children
My rescue group pulled a gorgeous and very large GSD off death row. I ended up with him due to no other foster homes available. This dog reminded me too much of the police dogs I used to groom.
I have a 3 yr old and a 7 yr old. Being a bit nervous I had a vet scan his microchip. I contacted the previous owners for info on why they dropped off their almost 5 yr old champion looking GSD to die.
They said he gets out of the fenced and plays in traffic. He is a SAR dog and went through all the training. He doesn't have aggression issues according to him, but is very protective of his bone or toy with my other 3 dogs and will growl and snarle.
This dog wants to do nothing more than work. He doesn't sleep. Any info would help with his commands so I can work with him. Can he still be a SAR dog? Who could I contact about him?
Thanks, RebeccaTotal German Shepherd
Congratulations on your rescue and foster of that wonderful boy! Concerning the SAR I would definitely contact: http://sardog.org to start and see if they can offer you any more info on what to do with him and maybe even to find a full time home with a SAR trainer for him.
I would also suggest going to Google or your favorite search engine on the internet and checking on "SAR dogs" or "SAR dog training" and maybe even "SAR dog training in Georgia".
Good luck with your new foster dog and I hope you all find the best situation possible to help you and the dog asap!