Dean is an almost 1 ½ year old, 63-pound, lab/German Shorthair mix. Dean - Oregon Humane Society
Dean is a graduate of our Behavior Modification Program and is looking for a special home. Dean is a smart adolescent dog who loves to play and cuddle! Dean loves to play with his handlers, go to the dog park, cuddle on the couch, and go for adventures!
Dean needs to find a dog experienced home with a patient person who has time to continue working on setting boundaries and training using the same positive reinforcement techniques we use at OHS. Dean is a happy but easily excited dog who loves to meet new people and dogs but does not yet possess the polite manners to greet off leash. When excited or frustrated Dean likes to jump up on humans and if overstimulated more will jump up and grab onto loose fitting clothes, the leash, or bags and can continue to become overly excited without proper guidance from the handler. Dean is learning this is not the appropriate way to play with people, having a leash attached during the first couple weeks will help you guide Dean into making appropriate decisions as he learns the boundaries and routines in your home.
He also knows how to “sit” and “wait” before receiving pets or running after a toy during fetch. It will take time for Dean to get accompanied with you and learn what play style is appropriate with humans. We feel having another dog in the home will give Dean a positive outlet for his energy as Dean has proven to be very dog smart and gets along with all dogs. While Dean is a great candidate for the dog park, doggie daycare, and social settings with dogs, he can sometimes become overly excited at seeing a dog while on a walk and bark or pull in frustration. Dean has learned some great leash skills and training, but you will need to continue to practice these behaviors to be successful. We have trained Dean a “leave it” command so he can return his focus back to his handlers if he becomes too excited at the sight of a squirrel, dog, or cat.
Dean is not a dog for a first-time dog owner. He needs someone who is very familiar with dog body language, high energy breeds, has taken training courses previously and intends to continue his training. This will help Dean to be a perfect canine companion in the home and out on walks. He already knows how to sit, lay down, leave it, and walks well on a leash. Taking a training class together with Dean will help increase your bond and create clear communication across species to create a cohesive life together as Dean grows.
Does Dean seem like 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 tell you more about him.