This smiling boy is looking for a new home because his family’s situation has changed: an infant, career change, pending move to another state, smaller home, and smaller yard. His family believes he would be happier with another family that could give him more time than they can and he can have a bigger yard to play in.
Jackson is loving to his family members, including their 4-year-old daughter, and he’ll tolerate pokes and jabs and even obey some commands from her. He enjoys head rubs and lying near his people. He’s a big softy and thinks he is a lap dog, but he’ll remember that he’s a big boy after a few minutes and move on.
Jackson is an inside dog but loves to play outside. When they go to their inlaws’ home, he loves to roam in their huge fenced pasture. He’s got a good recall and comes when Dad calls him. He doesn’t respond as well to Mom. (Hmmm.)
Jackson knows some basic commands: sit, down, shake, stay, and off. He is generally good with them except for down and stay. Those usually require coaxing with a treat. (Hmmm. Yeah, he’s an Airedale.) With a little consistency and patience, you could probably help him master those as well.
Jackson has become very wary of strangers or anyone who comes to the door, and even barks when people walk by or cars drive by. We suspect he is being very protective of his family, especially to the infant, but it could be related to not getting enough exercise or attention. He can walk well with a no-pull harness but has become reactive to other dogs who get too near him or if they bark or lunge at him. Though he may be reactive when on leash, he plays well with other dogs when he is boarded or goes to day care.
Jackson turned 7 in March and is 70 lbs. No C*TS. Did I mention he’s handsome?