Ethan came to us from a shelter so we don’t know much about his background. What we do know is that he is very sweet. He loves to snuggle and he loves to play fetch. Ethan is a little rough around the edges. It is important that his new family be dog savvy and patient. Ethan still has a lot to learn about being a dog.
Ethan is well behaved when it comes to house manners but he has lots of room for improvement. He doesn’t chew up shoes but he will pick them up and run around with them. If you leave a piece of paper on the floor or he finds something else on the floor when he is bored he may find it hard to resist chewing. Make sure you have lots of toys to keep him occupied. He may jump on counters if the temptation is too strong like if there is something tasty left on the counter. Ethan is pretty well house trained. We do let him out often, both in the morning and throughout the day, always before bedtime. We have since made sure to let him out right as he wakes up in the morning as he doesn’t have open access to the yard at all times. If your home has outdoor access for him to go out, like a doggy door, it will be helpful. Ethan is a quick learner and get the hang of the ropes pretty fast. Our back door is open while we are home and he will let himself out when needed. While we are at work we have been crating him to avoid accidents. But again, if he has outdoor access, you may not need to crate him at all. We have left him alone for a few hours at a time. He is well behaved. We haven’t seen him get into anything in about a four hour window.
Ethan just celebrated his 4th birthday on August 1st but still looks and acts like a puppy. He doesn’t seem to know any more commands than sit. He really doesn’t even know how to “dog.” He’s learning though! I have two goldens that are showing him the way. My older one has taught him about giving everyone their own space and the youngest one teaches him that tug and play can be fun! He is still way more interested in what the humans are doing than the other dogs. If you have other dogs they need to be more mature and accepting of his high energy and his need to be the center of attention. I would say cats are probably not a good idea to have around him. I have a cat, and he is very interested is her, maybe even a little too much. He keeps his distance but I could see him getting too excited and rough with her so we haven’t introduced them yet. He would do okay in a home with older kids. He is very high energy and loves to play, but he will knock over smaller children. He will need a bit of training to have more acceptable house manners but he is very food motivated so this should be an easy task for a dog savvy family!
My Ideal Home
If you are willing to love me and give me the attention I need with just a little bit of patience, I won’t let you down. I’m absolutely loveable and irresistible.
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