Sasha


German Shepherd
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Age: 4 Years   Sex: Male

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Gotcha Date:
October 2nd 2010

Arrival Story:
I found a "Service Dog" on the internet, (for $15k) but was leary so I called the AKC & the German Shepherd Clubs & they warned me it was a complete sham! I was heartbroken when they suggested I get a rescue dog with a soft character & have it locally trained. I said, but I live in a rural area & there are no SD trainers! Our local dog clubs found a nurse who trained dogs for competitions, but had never trained a SD...She found Sasha for me at a shelter. He is a gorgeous Sable German Shepherd with a soft personality, good character and came with some obedience training. (who could have left him at a shelter?) Sasha immediately took to obedience training, CGC, and was widely accepted everywhere...but the miracle is that within 2 weeks of being with me, he would notify me if I was going to fall! I had been told there was not much to do to train him, he would get it or not. Within 2 weeks, I was walking Sasha to the beach when he got in front of me like a gate & started whining. I said "Bad Dog!" and pushed past him towards the beach and he did it again, so I said "NO NO" and pushed him harder out of the way, then he did it again and I suddenly thought; "the beach is his favorite place, if he doesn't think I should go, I better sit down" So I did. Sasha has "made" me sit 24 times in 10 months, prior to getting Sasha I was on the floor or the ground about once a week. Since I got Sasha, I've only fallen when I ignored him (I SWEAR, I'll not do that again!) or once when I decided to try running on the beach. I LOVE avoiding the ER!

Bio:
I have no other pets, but had previously raised a rescue German Shepherd, (who sadly passed away at 10 1/2), so I was known to the "dog community."

Forums Motto:
Medical Alert & Mobility

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I've Been On Dogster Since:
August 1st 2011 More than 3 years!

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