Juice

Juice

Age: 4-6
Weight: 130
Location: Perkasie PA
Nicknames: Juicy Juice
Good with other dogs?: Yes; Dog selective
Juice doesn’t care too much about other dogs.  He does take a long time to adjust to them but once he does the relationship between them is fine.  Juice can be resource possessive.  So with food and bones, or any other high value item, he should be kept separated from the other dog.
Good with cats? no
Good with children? Kids over 10
Activity Preference: Needs a couple walks a day.  Low maintenance overall but needs quality outside time.  Will go with the flow.  Champion couch potato.
IQ: Smart
Juice’s favorite things: Juice LOVES attention and food!  If you have food all eyes are on you!  He does like to chew, he knows the appropriate things to chew, so bones or heavy duty chew toys would be good.  Please be aware that he also likes to eat whatever he chews.  We have been working on his love of sticks, which he will ignore you to chew/eat.
Juice is good at: behaving in the house, going for car rides, making me feel safe, cuddling, following commands
Ideal home: quiet environment, fenced in yard, Lots of exercise opportunities
Training Needs: socialization with people, socialization with dogs, leash training
Health issues: Juice does tend to have a sensitive stomach.  Before he came into the rescue he did have exploratory surgery because of having eaten something he wasn’t supposed to.  As long as you pay attention to what goes in his mouth this is normally not an issue.
Meet Juice:
Ahhh Juice!  When Juice came into the rescue he was a mere 96lbs.  He’s now a typical mastiff weighing around 130lbs.  Juice has no idea he is that big.  He’s a big love and likes to cuddle.  He and his foster sister, ABR alum Maxine, get along just fine, generally leaving each other alone.

There are a few things that are a MUST for Juice.
1) He need a physical fenced in yard.  Juice has a very high prey drive and being large not much will stop him.  Prey includes squirrels, birds, cats and small dogs.  The fence should be at least 5 ft. high, he will/can jump a fence.
2) Slow introductions to new people and dogs.  Juice took to us easily outside of the house.  He and foster sister Maxine were kept completely separated for at least a 2 week period so he could adjust to her.  Once he is comfortable with his surroundings he does become protective of the house and is therefore weary of new people in the house.  Again slow introductions are needed.  He is food motivated so treats will help.

I truly believe that in the right hands Juice will blossom.  He’s a GREAT dog and a typical mastiff, a mixture of sweet and stubborn.  Once he’s comfortable, you are his and he is yours.  He will do anything to make you happy.  Juice is a fantastic protector and will make you feel safe in any situation.