super sweet mix / male / 10 m / 46 lbs
From the moment Eli stepped off the van this boy was HAPPY! Drawn in by his sweet, gentle eyes.. we were so eager and excited to get to know him! Eli was saved from the side of the road.. emaciated, covered in mange and pretty ill. We took him as soon as we saw his weeping photo. He is now healthy, vibrant and ready to live his life!
Eli is a puppy brain in and adult dog body! A lot of what he is experiencing he seems to be experiencing it for the very first time! Usually dogs we get that are like this tend to be wary or nervous in some situations.. NOT ELI!!! He is so excited to see all of these new sights and meet all of these new people and doggies! Eli loves loves loves dogs and is learning how to handle his excitable energy around new friends.
Since Eli was found in such terrible condition we believe that he did not have the best nutrition and guidance growing up therefore he has a lot to learn about the "pet dog' world. Behaviors like sitting instead of jumping and walking on a loose leash are just a few of the fun things Eli is learning. He loves training and is thriving in his new program!
Eli Update: Holy moly is this boy is SMART! Eli is a staff favorite when it comes to training and trick training! (shh don't tell the others) It is truly amazing how quickly he picks up on new behaviors. He learned sit in his first days with us and BOOM now Eli sits for everything instead of jumping. A little while later he began learning some new leash walking skills and BAM Eli rarely pulls on the leash!.. well only sometimes to go greet another dog hehe! Eli learned down in one 15 minute training session and the next day he was already learning to bridge two commands.. go bed and lay down! He is also mastering the come and look commands!
He is a blast.. it is impossible to not have fun with Eli! He goes on weekly runs with one of his handlers and happily trots next to her the whole way. Needless to say, Eli of course LOVES toys and will tug all day if we let him. Eli also really enjoys the company of horses. He has befriended one of the new rescued ponies Snowflake. As soon as Snowflake and Eli catch each others gaze when Eli walks towards he paddock she'll trot over to greet him nose to nose along the fence line. It is so precious!