***Eddie needs a strong leader and a foster home***
Extraordinary Eddie! This handsome boy had a rough start in life before landing in rescue. His first 'family', abused him using corporal punishment. He was then sold on Craig's List to someone who had no experience with the breed. She decided to send him to a boot camp trainer who used shock collar training on him-which is awful for a fearful dog. But, the owner knew that she wasn't the right fit, and did the right thing by surrendering him to MMR. Then, MMR placed Eddie in a home we were told wouldn't be having kids, and then then that changed. So he came back to MMR. So poor Eddie has been bounced around. a lot. We need to make sure that doesn't happen again.
Eddie knows commands like sit, stay, come, and wait. He does resource guard his 'stuff' including food and toys. Any potential home needs to know this, and make sure they feed him alone and pick up any value items that could cause issues in the home. Eddie is good with people, but he definitely needs time to get to know his person AND any visitors to the home. Eddie is usually very well mannered, and totally house trained. Eddie needs to be placed in an ALL ADULT home and when children or strangers are visiting, he must be crated or placed in another room away from anyone he does not know. He is very protective of his home and his people once he forms a bond, and may become unpredictable if he is not safely in his crate, or away from visitors in another room. He will also only go to a calm home, where he can be a companion to a loving family. Eddie does great on a leash, and does not need a fenced in yard. However, caution needs to be taken and no strangers should be allowed to pet him or approach. He can also be a little uncomfortable having his harness taken on and off over his head. It is important that his new family leave the harness on for several months once he is in his new home. He needs to trust and bond with his family before attempting to remove the harness on a daily basis. His distrust of anything going over his head is the result of the shock collar that was used on him by the trainer hired by his second owners. It is a behavior that we see often in rescue, and takes time, patience, love and training for any dog to overcome this fear. Eddie is 4 years old, and weighs 27lbs. We love this guy and he will only go to an experienced Frenchie owner.
My adoption fee is $350, which covers the cost of routine vetting, rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations, deworming, spay/neuter surgery, heartworm testing, my microchip, monthly heartworm prevention, monthly flea/tick prevention, and any transport costs if applicable.
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