Kodak is just a little different. He desperately needs a job. Kodak love to fetch, fetch, fetch. He also loves to chew, chew, chew. As a result he has worn his teeth down, however, we promise he can still pick objects up.
First the good. He is a very loving boy that will be in his person's back pocket. He will sell out to anyone who will pet and love on him. He can go to a home with dogs, but probably not small dogs. Kodak is currently living with four month Dutch Shepherd puppy that is his foster sibling and a five month old mix that is a board and train. He doesn't seem very accepting of them, probably because they antagonize him through the fence. No problems while eating. As for his training, he walks well on leash, but will need further training and/or a pinch collar. Kodak has improved so much in this area as his foster home has been working with him on leash manners.
His leash manners are so much better than when he first came to rescue. His foster could hardly hold him and he broke a leather leash (leash was a little old). He sits and downs on command and stays while walking about a room size circle around him. He will also hold a down while his foster reads the paper, around thirty minutes. He also will come when called. He crates up and rides well.
As much as his foster hated to, he had to take Kodak's beloved Kong away from him because he was constantly chasing it and keeping the other dogs stirred up. His food bowl is removed as soon as he is finished eating because he chases it. After his Kong disappeared he grabbed his water bucket and went around with that. Keeping fresh water has been a challenge now that the Kong is out of the picture. The bucket was replaced with a small cast iron pot and he tried to run off with that. Finally the bucket was wired down in a way that Kodak couldn't move it. A concrete paving block was used to set his water bucket on and Kodak managed to scoot that all around the yard and constantly licks it. One other thing, Kodak can and will go over a four foot fence even with a deterrent. The foster has an invisible fence wire woven in my fence and Kodak does respect that. He's okay when his foster is in the yard with him, but if his foster is working another dog he wants to join the fun. There is a five foot run at his foster home that he has been tested with. He has not jumped the 5 foot barrier yet.
Kodak is very obsessed with his ball and just about anything. This would make him a challenge as a typical house pet. He could do well in a home but every loose item would have to be put away until he is trained to leave items alone. He will grab anything and he will chase anything with his nose. Kodak would be a great with tracking. Kodak was given a 14" plastic ball and he herded the ball none stop all of the yard. He never tires.
If you are interested in a guy that is on the go go and who loves to follow things with his nose nose, Kodak is the gent for you. Photos and videos included. Infamous leash breaking is in one of them. He just jumped right in the car and crate after his kong.
Contact Valerie Lussier at email@example.com for more information.
Good with Some Dogs (No small, male dogs), Not Good with Cats, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Plays fetch, Likes to play with toys, Obedient, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Goofy, Not good with small dogs
Sponsors: Coordinator: Valerie Lussier was JP
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