Lunar is available for adoption through GSRE – this is what her current owner says about her.

Lunar is a 3-and-a-half-year-old female, brindle with black muzzle, short haired German Shepherd/Dutch Herder/Malinois mix. She was neutered when she turned 1-year-old. She is vaccinated, microchipped and flea/worm treated. She has no known food allergies and currently eats dry food twice daily as well as fish and egg twice a week. She has no disclosed medical issues and is described as going rigid when visiting the vets (no growling or biting). She has lived in her current home since she was 19 weeks old when the owner bought her from a farm.

Lunar is being rehomed as her current owner is unable to manage with her behaviour when outside of the home, despite having sessions with a behaviourist.

Although Lunar is trusted with the owner’s grandchildren, she is kept away from unknown children as she will chase them. She is not good with other dogs and has never lived with one. She will try to pin a dog down and bite their neck if they get too close to her. She is not good with cats or livestock. She will chase cows, sheep and horses until they stop running. She can be left alone for up to 4 hours and does not chew anything other than her toys. She travels well in the car, lives indoors and is housetrained.

Lunar does not enjoy people visiting the home. If a tradesperson comes to the home, she will bark frantically and is kept on the lead as she will lunge and try to bite. With some people Lunar is ok but not so good with others and is described as being somewhat unpredictable. She has also bitten a man’s ankle who was trying to get into his car across the road from the owner’s home (no other details known).

Lunar is currently walked wearing a muzzle and GenCon (head-collar) due to previous attempts to lunge and will react if people get too close to her or move too fast. She walks on the GenCon fine and although she does have a recall, she is not trusted off-lead without a muzzle. She knows come, heel, down, basket, off, wait, leave-it and stand, with corresponding hand signals also.

Lunar is both toy and treat focused and is not possessive over either. She is not too bad with loud noises, such as fireworks, but gets a little clingy. She does not like people or dogs staring at her as this can trigger her reactivity. Her current owners play hide and seek with her when on walks and also hide things like keys, which she is good at finding.

During the time the GSRE assessor spent with Lunar, this is what they said about her.
Upon the assessors’ arrival, Lunar gave a gentle bark as the front door opened but was all over the assessor, giving them a good facewash within 2 minutes of their arrival. It is not believed that this is Lunars general response to visitors.

The assessor ran through her known commands, which she performed, then she rolled over for a tummy tickle. After some fuss and play (no issues touching her paws etc.) she went and settled on her bed whilst the paperwork was completed.

The assessor believes that Lunar needs more interaction from a confident new owner, who will give her more exercise than she is currently receiving.

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