We rescued Flash on Halloween on 2021 from a shelter. He was found on the streets and was in bad shape. We had him fixed and after that, we had a couple biting incidents with children reaching over our fence in our neighborhood. Beyond having Flash attend a 10 week training program, we had a professional trainer come out and assess him to see if he was dangerous or aggressive and she said not at all. He is a high energy dog that has suffered some trauma in his life and just needs a more suitable environment to accommodates his needs. She said most bites happen to kids under 13 and drunk people because they tend to have nervous energy and dogs like Flash, don't know how to channel their anxiety without getting the proper amount of exercise. The trainer recommended having him walk on a treadmill to help with that, unfortunately we do not have one or the room for it. My husband and I have 3 kids and both work full time so we are limited in our ability to continue to keep Flash with us knowing he needs more than we can offer right now.
Incident - March 2022
Neighborhood friend of our daughter started petting Flash over our fence and suddenly, Flash bite him in the arm. It broke skin - no stitches.
Incident -September 2023
Another neighborhood friend (who knew of the other incident and had been warned to not pet Flash) reached over the fence to pet Flash. He was fine for awhile but then bite her- it broke the skin and she had to get 3 stitches.
Flash graduated from the 10 week training program at Off Leash Training and he is cage trained. They provided a shock collar that we use for continuous training that will go with Flash to his new home. He gets along with other dogs and plays well at dog parks/dog day cares. There are a handful of dogs in our neighborhood that he can get excited about on walks (and they at him) so we use the shock collar mainly in those situations. He is a sweetheart- just needs an environment without young kids (trainer recommended 16 or older) and the ability to get more exercise on daily basis to help manage his anxieties.