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Male Neutered 4yrs approx 100lbs
Max is a 4 year old, neutered, male, Rottweiler that loves to play ball and explore the outdoors. Max was acquired from a situation where his needs were not met and he was in a pen with little stimulation. While he has been friendly with all people he has met including his trainer and even at the vet, he cannot stay at his current home due to his prey drive towards select animals. Max has a strong prey drive for most small animals including cats and small dogs as well as goats. He lived near horses when he was younger prior to his current home, doesn’t display interest in horses in his current home, and has learned to leave chickens alone, however we are recommending Max go to a home where he does not have any direct or “loose” exposure to any farm animals, cats, or small dogs. Max can walk by, play ball near, and be called away from these animals on a long line or leash. He should never be loose around these animals nor left behind just a chain link fence or outdoor kennel unsupervised around these animals as he may attempt to breach the barrier to get to them. Management can fail, gates and doors can be forgotten, even with the best dog owners, so Max should not live on a working farm due to his potential with farm and small animals. part 1 of 3
Max loves taking walks on leash or the long line and exploring nature. He enjoys his daily visits to the river. Max’s absolute favorite activity is chasing a ball. He has had extensive training to improve his skill of playing ball cooperatively. While he did not show any aggression around his toys, he would take the ball and not return it so the game could not continue. He will now sit and stay for his ball to be picked up for the next round. He can also play trade with two balls, dropping one at your feet so you’ll throw another ball. He would also likely love to play flirt pole as an outlet. He does require daily mental and physical stimulation to ensure he does not become destructive out of boredom when alone. When not supervised, Max relaxes in a very large stall with some toys and a bone. Once his needs are met he will relax with his humans by their feet. Overall Max is a quiet dog in his current rural setting.
We are not sure how he would do in a 54 inch crate, however we can test this if his future home cannot accommodate an indoor 5 foot by 5 foot ceiling height kennel for times he is unsupervised. He has been tested for a short period of time in a travel crate in a car and seemed ok with it. Max did not live in a house setting prior and was not housetrained. He has not been left loose in a home so we cannot be sure if he would have accidents left loose in a home, but he keeps his stall clean for the most part as long as he is let out to potty at least 3 times a day. part 2 of 3
We are unsure of how Max will do around small children as he has not had interactions with small children. To set him up for best success, Max’s future home should be with adults that have experience with large dogs. Max has done well visiting the feed store and public outdoor venues and he was a gentleman in the store each time he has visited. People don’t always ask to pet Max with his appearance and size, but some strangers have said hello to Max in public settings and Max has been friendly with them. Max’s future person should be aware of the value of advocating for their likes and dislikes and be willing to coach people on the best way to engage with a dog that does not know them despite Max’s friendly disposition.
Max goes on outdoor outings with three other Rottweilers in his current home without issue, however his current home is very strictly managed to ensure that arousal levels remain low between the dogs and they do not engage in ways that could lead to issues. We do not know how he would feel living in a home with other dogs around. Max would likely do best as an only dog given that we don’t have much data or observation. Likewise, considering the level of attention to detail that has been involved in his successful dog interactions – we cannot know if this level is truly necessary for success or not. Further, we do not know how Max is with other dogs outside of these three and considering the risks and that dog to dog evaluations offer only small glimpses with a select sample of dogs into a dog’s potential or lack there of with other dogs, we feel it would be best for Max to be a solo dog. part 3 of 3
Max is up to date on vaccinations and altered.
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