Meet Tank
Animal ID 37400500 
Species Dog 
Breed German Shepherd/Collie, Smooth 
Age 2 years 5 months 28 days 
Gender Male 
Declawed No 
Hi, my name is Tank, and rumor has it I'm a VERY good boy. I'm house-trained and I love going for walks, rain or shine, especially when there are fresh puddles to splosh through! I like to show squirrels that I'm the boss, but I'm starting to think they've figured out that I can't climb trees. I'm also an excellent jogger, but occasionally I hit the brakes when a yard smells especially tempting.

Once I trust you, I'll dazzle you with my "shake" skills, with either front paw you prefer. I also know "sit," "down," "stay," "come," and "roll over"! When my human companions savor a meal, I know not to beg or steal from their plates - I simply lick the air around me to sample all those tasty flavors. (Try it, it works!) I'm a huge fan of belly rubs from family and friends, and I'm also cool lying by myself with my rope or my teddy. I like it when people throw my toy squirrel so I can chase it (and actually catch it)!

I used to be chill around fellow doggos, but I had a scary experience, so now I am working on being less reactive by building up my supply of positive exchanges. Strange humans also frighten me, so a calm introduction filled with high-value treats (rolled-up turkey and cheese is the way to my heart) is very important to me. I think new people are less scary when they don't make sudden movements near my head (but I suspect most humans feel that way, too), and when they talk to me and tell me what a good boy I am (it weirds me out when people just stare, but I'd bet humans are the same way). I would prefer a home without other pets right now.

I can be protective of my family. I am uncomfortable around strangers, and I might bark or growl at them or at other dogs that come too close. Giving me treats makes me think that everything is okay, though. I have been working on reactivity training with my foster parents, and I have made a lot of progress in just a couple months! I would like my furever parents to continue the reactivity training with me so that I continue to get happier and more excited to meet new friends!