Ivan is a big, beautiful boy, with a sweet, goofy personality. He is an affectionate dog who loves to be petted, and is happiest with his people. He is good with other large dogs and with children. His foster dad says he is extremely smart, and already has some training. He knows some basic commands such as sit and lay down, and will come when called. As with all young dogs, he will need an adopter who will provide additional training and practice. The good news is that Ivan is really smart and a fast learner. Ivan is energetic and full of fun, and his foster dad says he can go from zero to sixty in a matter of seconds. He is house trained, and knows how to use a doggy door. He loves to go places with his people, and rides well in the car. Ivan is crate trained, but he is not fond of being in the kennel. He would rather be enjoying time with his people. Ivan has been very well behaved, and doesn't dig in the garden, or chew up his foster family's possessions. He does think it's fun to chase the family kitties, so Ivan should not go to a home with cats. Why not come and meet Ivan? He just might be the German Shepherd of your dreams!