T&D Dog of the Week: Vincent

This week we’d like to feature Vincent. Vincent - Oregon Humane Society Vincent is a gorgeous German Shepard/Husky mix. He weighs 75 lbs and is a little over 2 years old. He’s a big boy, but at heart he’s a very young dog and comes will all that young dog energy. And, in his video you can see he’s a pro at catching treats!

Vincent is a big smart dog who is looking for a very special home. Vincent needs to find a dog experienced, adult-only home with a patient, calm, and confident person who has time to continue working on training using the same positive reinforcement techniques we use at OHS. He would not do well in a home with a lot of hustle and bustle, or one with children. Vincent is a big dog with a big personality, who loves people. When excited, Vincent likes to jump up on his humans and if overstimulated will grab onto loose fitting clothes, the leash, or purses/bags. We’ve been very successful using positive training techniques, asking Vincent to sit and wait for pets and to have him pick up toys to help him with impulse control.

Vincent does well with potty training when he can stick to a routine and has a predictable schedule. Be prepared for accidents as he settles in.

Vincent is on our running team and is a delight to go on runs with his volunteers. He would thrive in an active and/or adventurous home but be aware that he does best in calmer, less stimulating outdoor environments so crowded areas would not be places you should take him.

Vincent does not do well with out-of-control greetings, such as a dog running up into his face when on leash or at off leash dog parks. He easily becomes overstimulated when he sees other dogs. He is much better in a calm, less chaotic environment that you can control.

In all, Vincent is looking for a dog-experienced adult-only home with a fully fenced yard where he will be the only animal. And he loves to run, so he’d really his new people to be active and be able to give him the exercise he needs.

Does he sound like he might be the guy for you? If so, please fill out the questionnaire at the bottom of his profile and someone from Oregon Humane will give you a call to chat more about him.

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