Roxy is on the left, her brother Ringo (also a NEARR dog) is on the right
Roxy is the fourth dog S. & I have adopted over the years. She is my most challenging and most rewarding. She’s far from the perfect dog but so many things have improved since we adopted her in late February that I just want let everyone know that we humans need to hang in there and give second-hand dogs a chance.
Roxy loves to go for walks, loves to go anywhere and she goes happy crazy; barking, dancing in circle that kind of thing. She has finally learned that if she want to go out she needs to sit quietly so I can put on her gear. She still does that happy dog dance but as soon as I pick up the leash she settled right down.
When we encounter other people and dogs she will bark, pull on the lease and generally terrorize people (and dogs). I used to avoid people but now I don’t. I make sure I carry lots of treats and am able to make the encounter much more pleasant. We still have miles to travel here but she’s getting so much better that walking her is more enjoyable.
Patience (and lots and lots of training) has it’s rewards!