George, 4-y-o M/N, Fostering/Training, SC

May 2019 UPDATE:

George has become such a good calm dog at home in his daily routine. Weather has been nice so lots of exercise and being outdoors is ideal for him. He loves water including any mud hole (not so great 😀 ). He has been really good off leash with Finn and Grace. He has perfect recall (within their fenced acre). He will be perfect for someone patient and active.

George goes to Woofers (day care) to get a lot of exposure to other dogs and handles the excitement much better than a month ago. He is still easily excited by movement, any unfamiliar objects and new dogs. He actually plays really well, has endless energy, is never aggressive, and loves the pool. George has good play skills and is a truly happy- go-lucky guy. He could do well with another dog in the home providing that dog is also very good natured and the owner practices a slow, well-supervised introduction. He is still a much better dog when he is well exercised.

George is intense and is a true high-drive, working-type dog. If you keep a strict routine and you are consistent with your handling he will be great, but if left to his own devices he could direct his energy toward bad habits. He is very good in public on leash and loves to go on walks. He loves to play ball but is a “lazy retriever.” To work on impulse control, the trainer makes him sit and wait a bit before going out for the ball. He has become very polite about waiting. He loves to jump up and catch the ball and then bring it back about 2/3’s of the way and drop it, waiting for her to walk up and get it.

He loves to ride in the car and is perfectly relaxed and well behaved. He gets up on the grooming table on cue and is great about being brushed. He is just a great dog!

He would really be a good match for someone who enjoys being active and spending a lot of time outside on walks, hikes, playing fetch, and who is home more than they’re away.

Is George the Airedale for you?

6 Replies to “George, 4-y-o M/N, Fostering/Training, SC”

  1. Very interested in George , please send me information on him , we have owned 2 Airedales and would like another one

    1. Hello, Gary. Thank you for your message about George. He is still with our trainer and will be for a while longer. He will require a dedicated trainer/owner and a lot of physical and mental stimulation. If you are in our region: NC, SC, TN, GA, or AL, please fill out an application to adopt as the first step in the process to be considered for one of our dogs. You’ll find that under the heading, “Adopt,” on our home page. Thank you for your interest.

  2. We saw George on your Facebook page. We live in Salem, Virginia (Roanoke area) and have been approved / are waiting to see if an Airedale becomes available through ATRVA. We adopted through them once before. We lost our Titus a few weeks back after nine wonderful years. If you think we might be a match, please contact me or ATRVA. Thank you.

    1. Hi, Paul. Cathy Biersack had sent your application to us when we were looking for a home for Mack. Mack would not have worked with you, but we’ll re-evaluate for George. He is a very high energy dog who needs a lot of physical and mental stimulation. My concern is the time alone on the days you work away from home. I’ll be back in touch about him later today or tomorrow after I’ve discussed this with his foster mom/trainer.

      1. Jackie,
        I appreciate your concern.
        I mostly work out of my home office. On Tuesday and Thursday I am gone for about four hours when no one else is home. If George needed me to be home on Tuesday’s too while he gets orientated to us, I could arrange that. In the summer, my wife is home on those two days (she is a teacher’s aide). On Sunday’s we’re all gone for about two hours for church services.
        I talked with Melinda and Cathy from ATRVA and they said you can contact them if you have questions about us and to verify our application. We are experienced airedale owners. Titus was our third, all rescues (two when we lived in Ohio).

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