Woodrow (OKC Area)
Woodrow Wayne, as we affectionally call him, is a loyal protector of his people. He is a very sweet boy who had a very rough puppy life. He’s roughly 2-3 years old. We don’t know much about his background, but he came to us with a large wound on his neck that appeared to be a burn from overuse of a shock collar. Regardless of his background, his tail is always wagging and he’s always happy to see us. He’s crate trained and potty trained, but actually prefers being outside most of the time. He can get a little crazy from time to time, but that is normal for the breed!
He protects his yard from all things from squirrels to lawn maintenance men. He does not trust strangers and has not been socialized well. He gets a little crazy around other dogs. We have another GSP and they are fine together, but it took a little time to get them used to one another. We don’t like encountering others on a walk, as it is usually hard to control him. (He’s not great on a leash anyways.) We had to stop boarding him because his anxiety was so bad that he barked the entire time and almost bit a kennel worker. However, when we introduce him to strangers (i.e. friends and family), once he sees that we are fine with them, he is nice and has no issues. He loves our house sitter and she has never once felt threatened by him. He is mostly polite inside and LIVES for his nightly chew stick. He has been known to chew up the toilet paper or a rogue stuffed animal that has been left out. He also picked up dumpster diving from his sister and loves to shred used tissues. He tolerates our children well, but will let you know when he doesn’t want to be messed with. Sometimes he likes to cuddle in your lap when he’s in the right mood. He likes to run free at the farm and does not run off, but will chase the occasional cow, which is not ideal. He will follow our GSP hunting dog on hunts, but doesn’t seem to have the hunting dog instincts that she does.
He would do fantastic with someone who has experience handling dogs with behavioral issues. He is a good dog, he just has some trust issues and needs someone willing to work with him and ease him into new situations. He would do best in a house that has older children who are not as unpredictable as the small ones can be.
If you’re interested in adoption, please apply online at texasgsprescue.com