Eko never laughs at any of my jokes, but neither does anyone else, so that is not a good test of whether Eko has a sense of humor.
“I’m laughing at you, Will – not with you.”
Now, of course pets don’t have a developed sense of humor, but Eko certainly gets a kick out of joking with both dogs and people.
Eko never steals toys because he wants them, he steals them because another dog wants them! He thinks it is a hoot to play keep away
And when other dogs aren’t looking, Eko cracks himself up by pushing his nose against their backs and then sprinting away to start a game of tag
My laughter is positive reinforcement for Eko. If I laugh at something he does, he will do it repeatedly. Hence why anytime I have my laptop open, there is a good chance Eko will plop his head right next to the screen
Similarly, the best tool to teach Eko to swim was laughter. I would laugh when he swam to me and he loved it
Whether they know it or not, I feel like most pets are comedians. What does your pet do that makes you laugh?