Halton Pet Adoption: Help ‘Elvis’ leave the building

Published June 8, 2020 at 12:26 pm

Halton Pet Adoption: Help ‘Elvis’ leave the building

Name: Elvis

Age: 9 months

Breed: Shepherd mix

Name: Elvis

Age: 9 months

Breed: Shepherd mix

Message from the Oakville & Milton Humane Society:

Handsome… and brains too! Elvis is super smart and super cute which means his new family will have to be strong if they don’t want to find themselves being manipulated.

Elvis is one of those dogs who likes to test the rules to see if they apply every time.  If he finds out they don’t, he will do his own thing and find inappropriate activities to try your patience.  At the beginning of the relationship he will hump and mouth you.  He will attempt to steal things and run away with them if he gets the opportunity. The key to success with him is not to engage and to supervise.  This may sound easy, but you need the resolve to not acknowledge his negative behaviour and reward his good behaviour.  At the beginning of the relationship, you may find it hard to  find a lot to reward.  You may be tempted to excuse his behaviour because he is a puppy, but don’t be deceived. This is not normal puppy behaviour. Be patient, provide a structured environment, and you will be able to uncover the side that the shelter staff and volunteers have come to know. He has the potential to mature into a great dog!

Elvis is looking for a home where everyone in the home is 18 years and older and has experience owning a large breed dog.  It is required that his new owner takes him to training with a professional dog trainer.

Elvis enjoys time with his canine buddies but he is a rough and tumble pup.  If his new family has another dog, Elvis is an intense wrestler.  His play style is not for the faint of heart.  He likes to get down and dirty and he doesn’t like to take no for an answer. His foster family’s dog found him way too much and they had to be separated.  His foster buddy was twice his size. If there is another dog in the family we will need to make sure your dog appreciates Elvis’s style.

Once he has bonded with you. He loves to learn new things and he can be an affectionate guy.  He loves routine.  At the moment he is learning to find heel position and keep his head up.  He is learning to reverse.  He would love to find a family who is really into training and can give him the time he needs to bond with his new person.  Could YOU be that person?

Visit the Oakville & Milton Humane Society online or call (905) 845-1551 for additional information.

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