Derek Hough Adopts a 'Genius' Dog

08/14/2012 at 09:00 AM EDT

Derek Hough Adopts Dog
Derek Hough (inset) and new dog EyBoi
Courtesy Derek Hough; Inset: Allen Berezovsky/Getty
What's better than taking home the mirror ball trophy? Taking home a four-legged friend!

Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough has found his perfect canine companion, whom he is currently calling EyBoi until he settles on a name, Hough shared on Twitter.

"I feel so lucky," he wrote Friday. "This dog is incredible. Everything I've taught him he's applied within two days … Genius animal!"

Before he gave him a forever home, Hough, 27, fostered the pup (originally named Romeo), and he chronicled EyBoi's road to adoption on Twitter.



"Took him for a run not sure I want to give him back," he wrote last Tuesday.

These days, Hough's dog sits, stays and has even mastered the classic paw shake. But like the ballroom training Hough leads on TV, owning a pup isn't all fun and games.

"Now just have to work on him not dropping a duces downstairs .. Ha," he wrote.

Time will tell if Hough's other new companion, Shawn Johnson, whom he's partnered with for the all-star season of DWTS, is as good at taking direction.



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