Estimated Date of Birth:
Pitbull Terrier Mix
Yes, with slow introductions and monitoring
Hi, I'm Emmett! I am a sweet boy who loves to be with my people! Initially I am a little unsure and shy as I get to know new people and places, but I am making improvements with my confidence. I enjoy taking walks and do really well with my leash skills - I even do well jogging! I LOVE to play tug-of-war and at times may get a little over excited when playing, but what can I say, I am a strong boy. With guidance I have been learning how to play more appropriately. I am also a great chewer - I have not met a 'stuffy' I can not destroy and I love the challenge. But don't worry, as long as I have chew toys, I will leave your non-chew things alone.
I travel well in the car, am potty trained, and sleep well in my kennel, even though I would LOVE to sleep in the human bed, I do require boundaries to keep me from resource guarding. I do whine when initally kenneled, but if given a good bone I often settle down. I don't like to be alone, but do not need constant attention, I just like to be in the same room as you. This has been improving some as my confidence grows.
I am attending obedience class and am a star student! I am VERY food motivated and am handler focused. I know my basic commands and listen well (once we form a bond). I am about to start doggy daycare to help socialize me and grow my confidence - I am very excited!
I live with cats and have been slowly introduced to them. Initially I was VERY interested, but now we just hang out together. If they run or tease me, I do still get a little excited... but they do try to taunt me! I have never shown aggression towards the cats.
I am a GREAT guy who forms a tight bond to my person. If you are willing to be consistent with my training I am SURE TO PLEASE!
Emmett may not be appropriate for an apartment at this time due to whining when left alone. This may not be an issue if there is another dog in the home to keep him company.