Breed:American Staffordshire Terrier / Shepherd
Notes: altered, hasShots, housebroken, noCats, noDogs, noKids
Leon is a 72lb ball of energy. He is inquisitive and playful. When Leon was initially brought to the shelter "as a stray" he was extremely skittish around everyone but now that he has gotten to know some staff and volunteers he is happy as a clam. He is still pretty fearful of strangers due to his past, especially men and children, but is young and boisterous at the same time. He thrives from positive reinforcement training and patience. Here at the shelter he has been improving and showing us all the amazing dog he really is. Leon has a huge, friendlypersonalityand a giant doggy smile.He would do well as an only dog and he needs plenty of love, time, and patience. This handsome guy needs someone who will take the time to wait for him to come around but not feel sorry for him. A home with a yard is a must since he loves running and playing outside! He will definitely be a couch potato if you let him though. Leon is currently being trained using positive reinforcement training.Leon has never bitten anyone, his display when "big, scary strangers" walk into the dog building is out of fear. Leon has a rough past but is coming along nicely with the loving help of trainers, staff, and volunteers! Leon does amazing on his gentle leader! Once he is out of the shelter he is much calmer and greets people with a cautious but happy wag. Leon currently knows "sit", "down", "leave it", "no", "free dog", and "wait". With every passing day, Leon grows more confident and proves his worth in kisses, smiles, and his giantpersonality.He's as playful as a puppy when he gets to know you and he wants nothing more than to play with you, cuddle with you, and just be with you. Leon is a bubbly ball of happiness once he feels safe with you and trusts you. If you are interested and would like to get to know Leon, you can come visit him at the Whitman County Humane Society or call (509) 332-3422.