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Otto Rottweiler Lincoln, NE
- Extra Large
- Spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, children.
- Prefers a home without
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This big handsome hunk is Otto. Otto is a special guy.
Otto has been through some things in his 6 years. Some good, and some bad. Otto has a little baggage from all that but hes ready to live the next 5 years of his life in a much different way!
Hes a big guy who loves playing in the yard, fetch, and walks. He also likes to play with other dogs that are medium to large size. Hes okay with smaller dogs too, as long as they dont pester him too much. Hes pretty good at knowing when to leave another dog alone if that dog is a fun hater. Otto enjoys going for walks, and does pretty well on a leash, although he occasionally tries to chase loud vehicles. We walk him in a Halti, and its easy to redirect him if he does try to do that.
Otto knows sit, down, shake, wait, kennel, up, out (meaning move away from where you are), off, leave it, and he gets very excited about the words "car" and "ride". We spell those out! He is highly food motivated and enjoys training, so it's easy to teach him new things. He's very athletic and loves to play on the agility equipment at the park. He has an above average recall, too!
Otto likes his person. It takes him some time to get to know you, and learn to trust you, but once he trusts you you are HIS PERSON. He will seek you out, and respect you, and want to do what you are doing. He will sit in your lap and wait for you to scratch his booty and his back. It would be advantageous if his forever person had some experience with large, stubborn, handsome dogs, and can be a strong, confident leader for Otto.
Otto also needs TIME to learn to trust new people. Otto's potential adopter must be willing to take it VERY SLOW with handling. Otto can be very defensive of his head and neck area at first. His first couple of weeks MUST be dedicated to decompression, and we highly recommend that he wear a leash during that time for low-pressure handling as he learns to trust his new person. He is much better with women than men, and would be great for a single woman who would like a big handsome security system built in to their home.
Typically when strangers stop by or we have visitors, we just put him behind a baby gate so he can still see what's going on, but doesn't feel pressured to interact.
Ottos perfect forever home might look like this another dog who likes to play, but knows when enough is enough a yard with a deck or sunny spot to nap on when the weather is good, or a person who enjoys medium-length walks once or twice a day a person who can give him structure and boundaries. Otto would like a home that doesnt have too many visitors in and out, and when there are visitors, he has a safe place to observe them from a distance without being pressured to interact. Hed love a couple games of fetch each day, and some booty and back scratches to finish things out.
Remember that whole thing about Otto needing to be able to check people out on his own terms? Well, usually when he has to go see the vet, he cant do that. So for that reason, he is muzzle trained and can wear a muzzle for situations just such as that. His muzzle will accompany him to his forever home, like an old friend.
So, hes not perfect! But then again, perfect is boring.
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