- Simba is a 3 year old German Shepherd Dog & Labrador Retriever in Woodinville, WA
Simba is a sweet, intelligent, lab/shepherd mix boy that we rescued from a high-kill shelter in Texas. He's ~3 years old and has a moderate energy level. He's food motivated, loves a good game of fetch or tug-of-war, and responds well to a leader and rewards. He really enjoys walks and walks well on leash using. He responds to a tug of the leash and a stern "uh uh" or "no" when/if he pulls (he has a powerful, but maintained, prey drive for squirrels, bunnies, and birds). He's very obedient and polite indoors and in meeting new people/dogs, but sometimes leaps up and/or barks in meeting/passing children. He is fairly shy in meeting new people initially, but tends to warm up quick (especially if they offer him a treat). He loves his crate, sees it as a safe and comfortable space to rest, and is totally comfortable being left in there when he's left alone in the home. He will also sleep in his crate through the night without a fuss, if desired. He does enjoy being with you on the bed and couch, but will listen if you ask him to stay off or get down. Commands Simba Knows (or should know...): - Sit - Stay - Down - Look - Shake - High-Five - Come - That's Enough
- Sex: Male
- Age: 3 years old
- Weight: 70lbs
- Breed: German Shepherd Dog & Labrador Retriever
- Tracking Chip: Yes
- Neutered: Yes
- House Trained: Yes
He has had zero accidents (or even attempts) to relieve himself inside. He can go 8 hours without a potty break, though a break outside every 5/6 hours is preferred (unless overnight/sleeping).
- Gets along with children: Yes
He is a bit timid of children. He may have had a bad experience with them in the past, so he can be vocal towards them and sometimes lunges towards them. Controlling him on leash around them is a must until we work through this unique fear of his.
- Gets along with other dogs: Yes
- Gets along with cats: No
He has a heavy prey drive for squirrels, bunnies, and cats. Controllable on leash.
We think he may have some allergies, so scratching is fairly normal for him at this time until we figure out what might be the cause. He will stop if you ask him to or say "Simba, that's enough".