Obie is an owner surrender due to not getting along. With the owners 11 year old dog. The owners have tried everything including sending him to professional training for four weeks. He's just under a year old, about 60 lbs and from the DNA test he's Am Staff, Lab and Rott mix. His name is Obie after Oban scotch. Obie is a little under a year old and has a ton of energy. He needs exercise every day and is strong as an ox because of his mix. The good: He's very friendly and loves every person he meets. He is very healthy, up to date on shots and neutered. He's been through four weeks of overnight professional training, he is crate trained, house trained, he knows 'place' - so he'll stay in his bed until you tell him it's OK to come off, he has great recall - he can walk/hike off leash and comes back every time you call him, on leash he doesn't pull - he will walk right beside you. He got along with all of the other dogs during his 4 weeks at training. He has lifetime 'refresher' training with the trainer who lives in West Chicago. The bad: 99% of the time he gets along with the 11 year old dog. They share toys and play tug-o-war but every once in a while Obie will go after The 11 year old dog unprovoked (at least what appears to be unprovoked). They have never broken each other's skin but it's very loud and intense. The owner did get bit pulling them apart several weeks ago (she admits it's her fault and she knew better). He has intermittent leash aggression. Every once in a while on a walk while on leash he gets aggressive when he sees another dog. He growls and barks and has 'redirected' (ie bit) at whatever is in reach. He hasn't broken skin but did bruise the trainer's leg once. He is back at the trainer as we speak, the trainer said she has fixed far worse cases for this kind of issue It really became an issue after the long cold streak when we couldn't walk him outside for several weeks. He is still a puppy so he can be destructive if you don't watch him. Between 'place' and his kennel he's good for hours without being watched but I wouldn't trust him to roam the house alone quite yet. He's going to be a great dog for someone. It's just not fair to our 11 year old dog. The trainer will spend an afternoon with you teaching you everything he's been trained, no charge. Obie would do best in a home with a fenced in yard, no other dogs, older children and cats are unknown. Obie is currently in the St. Charles, IL. If Obie is your guy contact Jenny Jarrett at 2623084672 or better yet fill out an application at: www.tinypawssmalldogrescue.org Obie's adoption fee is $250.