LARRY

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  • Age
    4 Years 7 Months
  • Living with children I prefer to live with adults only
  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Living with dogs I prefer to live alone
  • Sex Male
  • Living with cats I can't live with cats
  • Size Large
  • Ideal home location I prefer to live in the countryside
  • Centre Brands Hatch
  • Reference 366944

More about LARRY

Larry is a smart dog who learns new things quickly with consistent positive association and reward. He loves tennis balls and these can be used to introduce him to new people, build a bond with him and distract him from other dogs when he is out and about.

Larry can be quite aloof and unsure of new people, but once he gets to know you he enjoys calm affection and spending time relaxing with his favourite people. New friends have been introduced by way of a fun game with tennis balls, giving him space to move away as he wishes. Larry has had muzzle training during his stay with us which will need to be continued in his new home, so a muzzle can be utilised for vet checks.

Larry can be focused and occasionally reactive towards other dogs. On greeting, he can forget his manners and many dogs are going to be uncomfortable with this behaviour from Larry, so he needs to be managed carefully. New owners will need to be confident in managing Larry around other dogs, reading his body language, knowing when to introduce him and when to move him on. Our rehoming and behaviour team will demonstrate all aspects of his training.

Larry is looking for experienced owners who have previously owned and managed dogs of a similar size, strength and temperament. He will need to live in a rural area with access to quiet walking routes and a private garden. New owners should be mindful that his training requires time and patience and they will need to be committed and consistent to achieve positive results.

Any potential home would need to be prepared to attend multiple appointments to meet and spend time with Larry. If you think you can help this handsome dog reach his full potential, please contact our Brands Hatch centre on 01474 875106 or email bbh.rehomers@battersea.org.uk.

If you visit the centre, please be aware that Larry is not on view to the public.

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