I thought I would send an email to tell you how Sharee, who we re-named Ambush because she ambushed our hearts, is doing with her new family. We brought her home January 5th, and she has been doing really well. She has made a lot of progress in her first week with us.
The night we brought her home, she met our other 3 dogs in the back yard. Almost immediately she followed them around, using her nose and her tail even came up a little bit. She has slowly progressed from having to be carried outside and then back in, to by Sunday she was walking in and out without being carried. Sometimes she needs a little coaxing, but she is mostly doing it on her own.
She has only had ONE accident in the house. I know she mostly has us trained to recognize when she needs to go and we get her outside, but we are surprised she is doing so well with it. Believe it or not, she has been the easiest dog to potty train we have ever had.
She still wants to hide too much, and we let her for a little bit, then we bring her back to where we are and have her sit by us or lay by us. She is starting to follow the other dogs around in the house a little more all the time.
We managed to give her face a little trim. She didn’t think too much of it, but she did let us. The picture is after her trim. She is just sitting in the hallway watching me put stuff away.
This morning she was snuggled in bed with my husband and all the rest of the dogs. When I came in to get them and take them outside, Ambush actually stretched out towards me and wagged her tail! It was so amazing! She still backed up when I reached to pet her, but for a moment she forgot to be scared. She is getting better every day.
We are so thankful for everyone who took care of her and got her ready to come to us. I am so happy with her and I know she is going to do just fine. I can’t wait to see her progress in her 2nd week with us. Thank you CDHS, what an incredible thing you do with the animals that come to you!