Kamo is the whole package – looks, brains, brawn, and an affectionate personality. He is so stunningly handsome you can’t help but stare. He is so smart, he knows the difference between people-things and dog treasures. He’ll leave your shoes and socks alone but dog toys, and balls, balls, balls are fair game. He can shred an “indestructible” toy in minutes. Kamo is responsive to his human’s cues to “stay” and “leave it.” Currently 65 pounds, he’ll be about 75 when he fills out. He is so athletic and was bred from hunting stock, so we think he would enjoy agility training or dock diving in the future. Kamo loves people – strangers, friends, dog walkers – he hasn’t met a person he doesn’t like. He’s an exceptional companion and loves to accompany you on outings and errands.
Let’s be frank. Kamo has significant separation issues. They are improving and we expect they will continue to improve with structure, training, and a confidence-building environment. When he’s with people, he’s fine, and fortunately, any person will do. We also think you should know that Kamo got in a fight over a bone with another dog during his first few days in foster care and the foster dad was bitten while separating the dogs – we don’t know which dog did the biting. There have been no incidents since.
The Bottom Line:
We expect Kamo to regress at first, you’ll need to be ready for that. What might that entail, you ask? You’ll see an increase in stress and anxiety related to his separation issues, and there can be whining, barking, screaming, and maybe even some indoor peeing until he can relax enough to go where he knows he should. Yup. You’ll need to be ready to put time into training because he has a working focus, and be patient while he adjusts to the new environment. He will need slow and controlled introductions if you have a dog.
If you are home most of the time and have the patience (and stamina!) to bring out Kamo’s full potential, you’ll be amply rewarded. We’d love to talk with you further – please fill out the adoption questionnaire to get started.
|Current Weight||65 lbs|
|Good with other dogs?||Yes|
|Good with cats?||No|
|Good with kids?||Yes|
|Other Notes||Respectful kids 10 and older only; GSP experience preferred; dog training experience preferred. Training will be a condition of adoption and is required; training assistance is provided during the foster-to-adopt process. If you have a dog, that dog needs to be a solid social dog that will back down in a stand-off.|
Dogs one to five years old: $360.00. Training is required for dogs ages one to three years old - from a positive-reinforcement trainer on our training list or approved by us in advance.