|Rescue Me ID: 16-05-05-00637Belator (male)|
Doberman Pinscher Mix Age: Young Adult
|Compatibility:|| Good with Most Cats |
|Health:|| Neutered, Needs Vaccinations, Malnourished, |
RESCUES OR EXPERIENCED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE ASSIST!!! HE WILL NOT CONTINUE TO BE SAFE. CAN ONLY STAY IN MY CARE UNTIL JUNE!!! WILL BE FORCED TO BE PLACED IN A KILL SHELTER IN JUNE DUE TO INEVITABLE LIVING SITUATION CHANGES. Bellator - Doberman Pinscher and Hound mix. Male, Approximately three (3) years old, neutered, NEG HW test on 1/18/16 and UTD Rabies. Needs yearly shots. Comes from an abused and neglected background. Very malnourished, at least 15 pounds underweight. Very, very slowly gaining weight. Extremely skittish, stand-off-ish and will sometimes run from you for no clear reason, even if food/treats is presented. Will run and hide ... (Read More)if there is even a slight show of any anger, annoyance or fast movement. Also if a held stick or blunt object is presented in an aggressive way, he will cower and run and hide. Seems better around women than men. Suspect a man was previous owner and abuser from how the dog behaves. He is very destructive. Cannot be crated. Almost destroyed a metal crate in less than 3 hours. Knocks over his doghouse, food and water bowls, shreds any sort of comfort items given to him. Also, he is exceedingly loud. Howling and baying for no readily apparent reason at all hours of the day and night. Possibilities are that he is replying to other dogs, humans walking by, random wild animals (birds?), separation anxiety or even boredom and looking for attention... Even if that attention is simply being told to 'BE QUIET'. Tried a bark collar to reduce nightly noise and it did not work. He ended up continuing until the collar caused him injury... Loss of fur, skin irritation and swelling. Food, toy and other related possessive aggression and jealousy. Only towards other animals, not humans. He is okay around cats, sniffing and licking them, watching them go past, etc. He will display aggression, usually just growling, maybe a warning snap towards them if they are near food or other 'his' things and will chase if they run, but no other incidents have been noted and he has been getting better. He got along okay with our other dogs, a Doberman and Boston Terrier, both female and spayed. Displayed jealousy and possessiveness over females by urinating on them and herding them around, trying to force them out of the way to get pet or even grab your hand or sleeve to tug it away from them. Due to female Doberman being Alpha, this resulted in fights and there was noted injuries on both sides. Mostly small scratches and nips, but there was significant damage done to female's ears, thus Bellator has since been forced to be on a chain away from the females. Due to this, it is very highly suggested he be an only dog, at least until fully rehabilitated and trained. (He gets supervised time in the pen.) Training... Belator is a very smart dog, he just requires a huge allotment of time and energy. He has shown no sign of any previous training of any sort. He has been learning leash manners and basic commands. On leash, he will sometimes pull or refuse to move, but can usually be persuaded or forced with very little effort to stop or continue. He is learning 'sit' fairly well, as we require him to when we approach and before being fed. We are also teaching him to 'wait' and 'stay' both are different commands. He is to 'wait' at any time we want him to stay still for a multitude of reasons. Whether it is while we fill his food dish or opening a gate or door, etc. We use 'stay' for the more extended wait periods. Teaching him to sit and stay in specific locations while we walk away, and more. He does not seem to understand 'down' or perhaps he does not trust enough to do it. It is unclear at this time. I know this focuses a lot on the more negative aspects, but I am just making sure you truly understand how much work this beautiful boy will be. He's a wonderful dog. Loves to just sit with me and get head and ear scratches all day, sometimes even a belly rub. I love him to bits, but cannot keep him. Again, it is highly recommended he be an only dog. Also that he go to a very experienced rescue or individual. If you are a rescue, I will require proof of registration and will wave the adoption fee. If you are an individual, I will require proof of your ability as a foster or owner. His re-homing fee is $50.00 because I have had to spend a lot (well over $200.00 not counting food or misc items) out of pocket for this wonderful boy and I would see him go to someone that will truly work with him and give him the love he deserves. This fee doesn't even cover the cost of his Neuter and Rabies. I am willing to travel a short ways. Note: Bellator is Latin for Warrior. (Less) Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:
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