This diary will be used to show what to do and NOT to do when you bring home your new puppy. If you have any training questions please use the form on the Contact page to send us a note.
It was decided that we would bring a new puppy into our already full household. We have now one year old boxer who we rescued from the Cumberland Animal Shelter when she was six weeks old, and a five month old bull terrier/tavern mix who we adopted from Loiselle Animal Rescue. Each one of these rescues presented with different training issues. Because Dory was removed from her mother at such a young age she has issues with separation anxiety and also destroys toys from excessive chewing. Here is Dory then and now:
Charlie was hit by an automobile at 8 weeks and surrendered to animal rescue. He will always have a limp and as he gets older he will have arthritis in the leg that was broken. He also had issues with submissive urination whenever he was touched.
Finally, Tuscon is our resident cat who believes he is a dog stuck in a cat's body. He was also adopted from Cumberland Animal Shelter. He gets along with all the dogs that have visited our house.