Okay here he is:
Yes, all black and looks really nice.
Okay, I’ve always owned big dogs (Shepherds and Huskies) and I’ve been able to control them relatively well. The problem with this dog is that I didn’t raise him from a pup. Also, his previous owner didn’t spend too much time training him and just kept him in the house or put him in the yard.
On the plus side, I have trained him to sit, and to wait for his food before he goes diving into the bowl. He will lay down when commanded and can give you either paw.
His behavioral problems are:
• he’s much too frisky. Just showing him to people, he’ll try to jump on them or he’ll move that big skull and whack people in the face.
• When he walks, he pulls very hard especially if he sees another big dog, sending him into a fit of barking and extreme pulling.
• He won’t come when he’s called.
Part of the problem is mine because I haven’t owned a dog in 30 years and at 60 years of age, I don’t have the skills or the balance I once had. (He has dragged me to the ground on several occasions).
Some people have suggested an electronic collar (yes a “shock” collar). Any advice on which one to get? The number of choices is huge.
Any advice would be welcome.