Breed: Thai Ridgeback
Koji came to me in the summer of 2005. He came with a history
of biting his owners. Not bad, but he had bitten. He was
dominant, and was quite a defensive handful when he first
arrived. Some may even think he was "scary".. But
I knew better.
I knew with the proper handling and leadership, he would
be a great dog. KOJI lived his life where he thought he was
King, he thought he was a human, and he thought as a result
his humans were beneath him. It was a life of stress and
pressure for him. Having to constantly protect your lower
ranking pack members, always having to keep guard and never
learning to just relax, made his life very stressful.
As a result, he found the need to constantly "correct" his
owners resulting in a few bites. This is when they felt they
could not keep him any longer and brought him to me.
I have had the pleasure of keeping Koji's company for about
2 years now, and what a great dog he turned out to be. Once
he knew he no longer had to be the boss, and had a boss he
respected, he became a little mush. He loves playing with
our son Daniel who is 4 years old. He loves running with
a couple other dogs we have. They became his buddies, but
in dog world, not all can be friends.
Koji is house broken, defecates on command, sits, lays down,
balances treats on his nose, speaks on command, gives his
paw as well as other tricks. He is amazingly smart and food
driven. He will do anything for food.
He would like a strong family of mild to moderate activity
to run and play with, people who will be good positive leaders
who know how to let him be a dog and will do fine with kids,
but older preferred,who knows how to respect a dog.
Koji will require that you meet him in person a few times,
walk with him, pet him and feed him to learn if you are compatible
and gain his trust. Whoever the lucky family is to do this,
will have a new family member to spend the rest of his days
with having a loving ,licky, kissy dog who just wants to
be a happy dog. Are you right for KOJI?
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