Cooper came to the shelter from a home. He was struggling in the house with multiple dogs as he was picked on. Due to this he sees dogs as a very scary things. With his time here cooper has been through training to make him more comfortable around other dogs. However, he does have a more to learn which we can help his new owners carry on his training. Cooper is a loving caring boy who gains loyalty from those who give him love. Like most Shepard he can be cautious of new people. He will never be the type of dog you take to pub for everyone to stroke. Cooper needs time to meet new people as he is a shy boy.
Cooper has 3 legs due to a genetic issue when he was young. It doesn’t effect him much but he cannot walk for more than 30 minutes before needing a rest.
Cooper is a very stressed dog who would need alot of work to adjust him in to a normal home environment. He will struggle being left and would need someone who is home all the time.
Cooper is a very Handsome boy and is really special in all our hearts. However, please make sure that if you do apply for him you are realistic about your abilities to take on a dog with his behavioural issues and you meet the criteria under "ideal home".
Here is the strict criteria in order to be eligible to rehome cooper:
German Shepherds are highly intelligent and require lots of exercise and mental stimulation in order to keep them away from boredom and the poor behaviours that can stem from that. They are alert dogs by nature and can develop guarding traits.They bond extremely well with their owners but if managed correctly guarding tendencies can be avoided.