GusAnimal ID: Courtesy Post

About Gus

Adoption Fee: $100
Australian Shepherd / Lab
Age: Young Puppy
Sex: Male

COURTESY POST This beautiful and brilliant puppy is Augustus, aka Gus. We got him when he was 5 weeks old. Very young I thought but the owner said that Momma had weened him already. Not sure what his mix is, maybe lab, but he is not full Aussie. He is however, very handsome. He has done really well with being house broken and has gone long periods of time without any accidents and will let us know that he needs out by swiping the bell. He's such a good boy. He is very energetic as puppies are but much like a lot of herding breeds he is wanting to herd the grand babies. He is energetic enough that in trying to do so, he has broken the skin on 2 of my grandkids. I do not believe he is trying to hurt them, he just wants to herd them. Because of this he needs to be in a home without small children. The kids don't understand the herding behavior and their reactions only make the situation worse. He also tries to herd our senior dog. I had a professional trainer come out to evaluate him. They believe that he is very intelligent and willing to learn but that it was going to require cooperation from the WHOLE family to break him of these habits. He is a protector of anything that he perceives as a danger and will bark a lot when he has this concern. Gus is a sweet and amazing dog! He is just in the wrong home. It's not fair to him to put him through all the frustration that he's getting from us just because he's doing what puppies and herders do. I want him to have a really good, loving home that has the time to nurture, train and love him. It's what he absolutely deserves. He is not neutered at this point, but he IS current on his shots and has vet appointments that I can share. The vet expressed concern about his behavior at this age as he was nervous, and somewhat aggressive out of fear with the staff. Gus is an amazing dog and has such amazing potential with the right family. He needs time, training and understanding He would do best in a home with people that have experience with herding breed dogs and no young children. He needs both physical activity and mental stimulation to keep his puppy energy in check. An active family would be best. If you think that Gus is a great fit for your home, please email me at: [email protected] There is a $100 re-homing fee to assure good folks with good intentions.

Contact

Wilson County
Lebanon, Tennessee 37087

Contact Person:
Lori

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Compatibility

  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)

Personality

  • High Energy
  • Average Temperament

Health

  • Needs to be Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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