A rough start in life for this young sweetie.
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2020
- Arrival date: Nov. 20, 2020
- Breed: German Shepherd
- Sex: Female
- Age: Youth,
Adult, Mature, Senior
- Birthdate: June 2020
- Weight: 27.2 Lbs. Oct 29
. 33.8 Lbs. Nov 24
- Spayed: Not Yet
- General Health:
Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
- Temperament: Affectionate, unruly.
- SAFER Test performed: No
- Claimed by: Animal Rescue Network of New England
- Departure date: Undetermined
Picked up as a stray, riddled with mange and coated in motor oil, this sweet girl has much better days ahead than she’s had behind.
Josie’s Progress Summary:
Detailed notes on this foster dog’s progress are posted below the summary.
House Dog Training
Terms of Adoption:
Victor Classic – Professional Dry Dog Food
In chronological order, newest at the bottom. Some pictures are linked to a more detailed Doggy Tale about that update, click those to open the related story.
Progress notes are listed below, in chronological order, newest at the bottom.
Josie has been here a couple of days. She is intensely affectionate, quite bright but easily distracted (she’s a puppy), she is eager to please, so should train easily.
My first order of business with Josie was to trim those NAILS! Slender and very sharp, as bad a s cats claws!
Second was a bath. Not only did she have the usual shelter stink, but she’d been coated in motor oil as a home remedy for her mange. Animal Control bathed her and got most of it off, but but she was still greasy and it added to the funk smell.
Josie did well with both the nail trim and the bath. She has already learned “come”, so I have dispensed with the lead line. Working on “down” and “no bite”: she likes to nip affectionately. That has to be stopped early.
She is difficult to get good photos: I’ll add them as I manage it.
I added a new Featured Video (up in the Gallery). This one tests Josie with Buddy Beagle. I would not have dared do this a few days ago because Josie was still too insistent and energetic in her affections. But she has calmed considerably. She now knows “come”, “in your room”, “down”, and is working on “sit”. I have also tested her with little Josephine, that went well too.
Josie moved into her new space this evening. See video above: Josie’s Inner Sanctum. There is still much work to do, but she has a place to get away from the cold snap and snow due to arrive tomorrow.
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