found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Eiko is the whole package. He is friendly to people and dogs. In his interactions, he has displayed calm and steady temperament. He is generous with kisses and likes to lick people and dogs in greeting. This large, handsome boy, with his bear-like appearance, can even be a bit clumsy at times because he is so enthusiastic to participate in the activity around him
Eiko thrives with people and will make a fantastic companion. He bonds quickly with his person and loves meeting new people. Yet, even with his abundance of enthusiasm, Eiko is polite and gentle in his greetings and introductions to new people.
Eiko is most happy to accompany people going anywhere - whether it is in the car, around the house, or out in the yard. Wherever you are going, Eiko is more than eager to go. Just say the word and he is ready for any awaiting adventure.
Eiko is enjoying the opportunity to engage in lively play in his foster home. Though he did not understand toys and games when arrived at his foster home, he is beginning demonstrate interest in balls and sticks. He is most enthusiastic about play when he has the opportunity to engage in antics with the resident dog in his foster home. Eiko is quickly warming up to the idea of play and learning how fun it can be to engage in a game of fetch or tug time.
Eiko will need his adoptive home to continue to work on obedience with him. He knows some basic commands, but will need his adopters to review and reinforce commands he knows, but does not respond to if anxious or distracted. It seems as if Eiko often gets overly enthusiastic about a game or a situation in the environment. As a result, his interest in the situation overrides his recall of commands. Ongoing training will help him recognize that his response to commands is expected behavior in all situations, even those situations that are very exciting or distracting. Continued reinforcement of commands will not only help him bond with his new owner, but also communicate to him that his human counterpart is top dog in the household.
Training and correction with Elko is best accomplished with a gentle, but firm tone. He is eager to please and has demonstrated anxiety in the past when he thinks he has done something wrong. Eiko’s gentle nature, willingness to learn, and desire to please will make for productive training and these sessions will provide an opportunity for him to develop an immediate connection with his new family.
As gentle as Eiko is in his human interaction, he has been pushy with the female dog in his foster home. This relationship has worked quite well because the resident female is quite submissive and was happy to let Eiko take the lead in the house. He has gotten along well with other dogs he has met, but may try to push the dog in the household out of the way for first pats. For Eiko, the world revolves around people, and he’s happiest when he can be with them. He would do fine as an only dog, and his perfect home is one where he is not left alone for long periods of time.
Eiko is crate trained and this will help him transition into his forever home. He would be happiest is a home where he is included in activities and where is allowed to be physically close to his family. Eiko is a gregarious, outgoing shepherd who enjoys every person he meets. He will make an individual or a family a great dog and an even better companion.