Bo is a 2 year old Boerboel that needs a new home. He is very smart and sweet to the few people he knows well. He is playful outside and lazy inside. He is neutered and has his rabies shot.
Unfortunately his family was not prepared for this kind of dog and did a very poor job of socializing him/getting him training. He has some behavioral problems that his owner wants to be completely transparent about.
“Bo is very fearful. He will hide from vacuums or if I change the trash bag. I believe this fear and his breeds instinct to protect, is whats causing aggression towards strangers. He will bark and lunge at strangers. He has a bite on record. He escaped once because a door was left open while I was gone and bit a 13 year old girl. He ran away after this and it was a small bite that only needed a band aid and a shot to ward off any potential infections. Considering his size and strength compared to a small girl and because he ran away and hid after this, I think this was out of fear and not pure aggression. He will lunge and bark at people on walks as well. I have a custom made cage muzzle, a thick leash and a prong collar that I will give with him.
He has never shown signs of aggression to me, my girlfriend, and the 3 or 4 people he has known since he was a puppy. The same applies for my dad’s shepard and my husky. He is very playfull with them but I very much doubt he will do well with a new dog at this point. He will put his mouth around my arm or hand while playing but has never bitten down. He does not know how much he weighs though and can will occasionally jump on us or the dogs if he is very excited. He is pretty obedient outside of his aggression issues and is the smartest dog I’ve had.
My girlfriend had a friend and her husband stay over for a few nights. This was well after his aggression issues started to develop. Bo treated him like a normal stranger, growling, barking, and would likely lunge and bite if he got too close. He loves these kinds of dogs though and apparently while we were at work, he managed to let him out of his cage, let him outside, feed him, pet him and get him back in his cage without issue. Because of this and how minor the bite was with the girl, I think he is just fearful and will be caring to a new person as long as they are careful and give him a chance.
He needs more training and attention then i’m able to give him, I’d obviously be against any one with children and probably another pet reaching out for him. Someone with experience with big dogs or dogs with behavioral problems would be good.
If you would like to meet him, you can meet him with him in his cage first and if your comfortable, out of his cage with his muzzle on. I’m honestly not sure how well it will go since I keep him away from people from the most part. Like I said I will include his muzzle, cage, leash and prong collar.”
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