Last shot - home needed for 2 yo male Kuvasz with behavioral problems - NJ
My friends do foster for a Kuvasz rescue. They have a lot of experience & have rehabbed many troubled dogs into solid citizens & placed them in good homes. They've literally helped 100s of dogs so they know what they are doing.
In spite of this good handling, this boy is still unpredictably biting. He was given up by a family for biting a kid. He has bitten both of the foster couple. Apparently he can be good & friendly for some time, & then out of the blue snap at someone. My male friend is closer to him, plays tug of war & takes him on walks. He thinks he can be rehabbed with more time, but my girlfriend (correctly I think - she has boarders with kids on the place) sees him as a dangerous liability. The rescue that placed him with them has irresponsibly bailed on offering any help.
He most definitely is not a candidate for a normal pet home, but maybe someone is out there with a big farm & flock guardian dog experience that thinks they might want to try? You'd have to sign a release stating you know you are taking on a dangerous dog.
He has an appointment to be euthed Monday night. Not necesarily the wrong thing to do, of course, but I just thought I'd post his story here in case anyone thought they might have a home for a troubled Kuvasz. Long shot, I know.
If interested PM me & I will give you the foster dad's phone #.
"When a human/horse/dog/any critter shows you who they are, believe them" has been a good way to evaluate where questionable situations are going.
I think this dog has shown many times who he is.
Doesn't sound like he bit once when cornered and will never happen again, but that he is quick to bite under normal situations biting should not happen.
Sorry, that is not acceptable to keeping others around him safe.
Apparently he can be good & friendly for some time, & then out of the blue snap at someone.
probably not what they want to get into at this time, but has dog been thoroughly assessed by a vet (sounds like it could be pain related - except this would be $$ & nothing may change) or treated for hypothyroid (re Jean Dodd's Hemopet thyroid panel - not too expensive & may make the guy feel better about the situation).
In the meantime, dog could be clicker trained to happily wear a muzzle & maybe GF would relent while BF continues to work with the dog. (can't tell from your post how long they've had this dog)
Have they reached out to behaviourist trainers to see if anyone is willing to take the dog?