Meet Amos! Here's what his foster family has to say about him so far!
Very sweet, cuddler, velcro, 4 years old. Has shown no food aggression or resource guarding. High energy, typical GSP, but learning to turn it off. Just the sweetest. A little timid around new people but warms up quickly. Fearful of loud dogs at a distance. An ‘old man’ who would prefer puppies out of his space. Not a fan of male dogs in general, but can tolerate them as long as they leave him alone. Will wag his tail for female dogs. Could live with another male that isn’t interested in him, or probably any female. They would have to be comfortable with him being top-dog/he makes it known he’s in charge.
Excitable/high energy/happy/eager to please. Learning inside manners (the couch is not a jungle gym)—and that he’s not allowed to counter surf. Ok with his kennel and will sleep there at night, but LOVES to jump on the bed with you instead. Doesn’t move an inch from bed time until it’s time to wake up! He is much less needy during the day if he gets to sleep in bed at night. Loves to play ball. Good on a long leash. VERY picky eater. Hard to keep weight on him.
Down - he knows but doesn’t like to do
Come - good recall unless a critter is around
Stay - learning this one quickly
Wait - learning this one - to pause on a walk
Whoa - slows him down/holds him
Go away - gets out of your space
Place - learning this one, picking it up but needs work.
Get your ball - if he gets lazy and doesnt return to hand he’ll bring it closer
Ideal family: a yard w/ doggy door for him to patrol back yard. Wouldn’t necessarily need to be there with him all day. Without small children (younger than 8-10) probably better unless they will work well on his inside manners. Other dogs ok if they aren’t excitable or interested in him. Very easy dog, just wants to love and be loved.
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