This cutie is coming to me next week as a foster.

His name is Dodge and he is a 7 month old Rottie / Shepherd X. His owners, on the advice of their vet, have been alpha-rolling him and using force based corrections. He has ‘bitten’ them when they reached for his collar. I put it in quotations because he hasn’t broken skin. Bosco did the same thing to a staff member at the shelter who took him home, and Maia has nipped more people than I care to think about. But if the dog is not breaking skin and therefore clearly has bite inhibition, I’m not overly concerned. I have some experience in this, is what I’m saying.

I’m excited to show him that humans are actually all about love and treats and fun, and hopefully start to teach him that we can be trusted.

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