Jack

My name is Jack and I am a big puppy 11 months old.  I was found running the streets at 6 months of age and  had to have an eye removed as it was deformed.

I haven’t had a lot of training in my young life and not many people that I could count upon.  Having one eye does change your outlook on life and your perception of things at times.  I am a sweet boy with lots of energy to burn but not always so confident.

I need a home that has good current Doberman experience, and that understands the mind and antics of adolescent Dobermans.  I will also please need a confident leader who will lovingly and patiently work with me.  Patience and consistency are so important when dealing with an adolescent!   Taking me to obedience class that trains only in positive reinforcement will be required of my adopted family.

I ride nicely in the car and don’t do too badly on leash so some of the foundation for training has been started.  I really want to please if someone would just give me the chance, work with me and see it through.  I would be best in a home with dogs that are close to my own size – no small dogs- I like to play and play hard! I also passed a cat test.

Update from Jack’s foster mom:

Playful, energetic, cute and cuddly are all words that describe Jack.  He loves all squeaky toys and pulling all of the toys out the toy box.  Jack is a fairly good walker and has been good at meeting other dogs and people when he is on a leash. He has not met a dog he does not like although he will bark from the door at times.  While he likes to play, he has been good at not getting into other dogs faces and has been playing well with his 7 ½ year old foster brother who enjoys running together more than playing.  This last weekend Dean and Jack have been playing more.

Jack is crate trained and house broken.  In addition, he has not been destructive although he does not have freedom in the house when his foster mom is not home.  He is young so it is important not to leave things out or they may become a toy. For example, when his foster mom went downstairs to change the laundry he shredded a box in seconds.  He is a puppy!  While he gets so excited to eat, he has learned to wait for at least 30 seconds before he eats his dinner.

Since Jack is still a young dog, he can also be described as excitable, goofy, uncertain and not understanding his boundaries. While his eye was recently removed, it has not slowed Jack down in being curious and wanting to experience life.  Jack is a work in progress.  His foster mom is working on building his confidence, socialization and commands.  He is very comfortable in familiar and quiet surroundings.  When there is more activity, he can become excitable and uncertain of different people (we are working on this).

Jack is going to be an outstanding dog with the help of a loving forever home working with him to be a confident, trusting dog.

If you are interested in me please review the adoption area and rules.  If you qualify, please place an application for me: CLICK HERE.  Thank you.