Jerry is a smaller-sized German Shepherd. He is about 3-4 years of age and weighs 50 pounds. He is one of the most affectionate dogs we have ever saved: this sweet boy craves love. He ADORES exploring the great outdoors. He is a very smart, active, loyal, and affectionate boy. He likes other dogs – small and large – and enjoys playing with them. Jerry LOVES going on walks and gets so excited at the prospect of being out and about. He is obedience-trained by our great trainer, K9 coach OJ, and walks well on leash. He gets excited to see people and VERY excited to see other dogs; thus, he can be leash reactive around other dogs on his walks if you let him, so his future owner should continue his leash training. He does great all by himself and keeps himself occupied with his toys until his foster parents return home. He is house-trained and only goes potty outside.
He is shy when he meets new people, but very sweet once he warms up to them. One of his favorite things to do is follow his foster mom around the house and nudge her for pets. He knows he is big, but he would really like to be a lap dog. He truly is an affectionate, cuddly love bug once he warms up to you. He gets SUPER excited when guests come over to the house. He has knocked over baby gates so he can eagerly run up to guests and happily sniff them. He just needs people to not immediately reach for him or grab him. Guests and family members need to let Jerry come to them: then he will nudge their hands for pets.
Jerry loves to make his humans happy – if he is doing something you don’t want him to do, just firmly say “No” and he stops. He also knows “sit”, “down”, “off”, “leave it” , “go to bed”, “stay on your bed” and “up”.
As long as he is getting the proper mental and physical stimulation, he is not destructive at all. Daily walks, toys, and structure will keep him very calm and happy.
Jerry is a truly special boy and will make someone very happy with his cute personality. The best type of home for Jerry is an adult-only home, with an active owner who will take him for hikes, runs or nice long walks. Having another dog in his forever home would be great, to keep him company.