Here’s what Sharleen, the trainer had to say:
“Rebel is an awesome dog. His DNA results came back with multiple breeds but I truly see the shepherd in him the most. He is loving, loyal, and happy to work, plus he is dog friendly AND people friendly. I believe his time in my home with myself, my husband, and all 5 of our dogs (plus additional board and train dogs) has been the reset he needed.
My dream home for Rebel would have a fenced yard and another dog for him to play with. He does get skittish with loud noises so I personally would not trust him off-leash (even with the e-collar). We are continuing to work on getting him desensitized to noises but it takes time.
He is a true gem. As a young adult dog that is trained, anyone who is willing to take a slow approach and not rush him will find that he is going to love you- any home would be lucky to have him. He is a quiet dog. He has only barked when he needed to potty or when he was startled. He also is a really clean dog. He doesn’t shed too much. He loves affection and to snuggle. He will go when you want to go and chill when you want to chill.
He knows to sit, down, come, place, heel, drop, out, off, leave it, get it, kennel, enough, nails, and a few tricks such as touch, spin and through.
We are really excited for whoever adopts him, it has been great opening him up and teaching him how to trust again. “