This week we’d like to feature beautiful pure-bred Doberman, Aries. Aries was born on June 13, 2020, so he’s 2 ½ years old as of this week. He’s a BIG boy, weighing in at 75 pounds.
Aries was originally being trained to be a service dog for military veterans, but the big guy flunked out of the program because he was too social! He may do best as the only dog in the home and will need to meet any potential companions if there is another dog in the home. He did previously live with another dog but would sometimes get growly and try to guard his bed and would also try to guard his food from him. He only did this with the dog, not with people.
Aries is an active guy loves going on walks and walks very well on leash (thanks, in part, to his service dog training). He also just joined the Oregon Humane Society running team, where I’m told he’s very relaxed, confident, and happy on his runs. Aries loves people and loves leaning in for pets. He does need to go to an adult-only home and will need to meet everyone who lives in the home before being adopted. Aries will do best in a calm environment in a low-traffic home and quiet neighborhood. He knows lots of commands including sit, stay, down, leave it, heel, and off.
He does get worried with loud noises, like when his family members were vocal when watching football games (and I mean, isn’t everyone vocal when watching a football game)? And he also got nervous when groups of people came over for parties and to visit. When that happened he’d usually just go to his kennel and hide in it until everyone left. While he is kennel trained, he’s also potty trained and can be left along in the house for 8 hours without accidents.
Does this big, friendly, sensitive, active beauty of a dog seem like he might be the one for you? If so, please fill out the questionnaire in his profile and schedule some time to come over and meet with him.