Gershwin is a very sweet boy who takes a little bit of time to let his true personality shine, but he is definitely worth the wait. Gershwin is about 6 years old, does well with kids and other dogs his size with proper introductions (he does not like small animals, especially little dogs). He has been through beginner and intermediate training at Stray Rescue and knows sit, stay, park it, shake, and wait. He walks great on a leash with proper commands which we learned in training, is crate trained but can be trusted left out alone during the day while we are at work, and potty trained.
Gerswhin currently lives with two female doggies who like to boss him and he is just fine with it. He also has a six year old human brother that he adores…he loves nothing more than to cuddle up with him on the couch since he thinks he is a lap dog. He will sleep in his crate at night, but would love nothing more if he got to share a bed with a human. Gershwin is an extremely loyal and loving dog and wants nothing more than to spend time with his family. He can keep himself entertained with his favorite Nylabone or Kong as well. He loves to lay in the sun on a nice day with his foster doggie sisters, but does need to be watched since he can jump our 4 foot fence. A forever home with a privacy fence would probably be best.
Gershwin does display some nervousness in new situations, but can be calmed with redirection, treats, patience, and love. If you are willing to give this guy a chance, he will repay you with his love and dedication for the rest of his life.
PLEASE NOTE THAT GERSHWIN IS IN A FOSTER HOME, NOT AT OUR SHELTER.
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