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12/23/18 FOSTER UPDATE: Sheldon is doing very well! He’s settling in and we truly haven’t had any issues. I was nervous when we left, but he and Fitz have done well together. No arguments or misunderstandings at all! He’s eaten his food, has found the toy box and even slept in bed with us with no issues. He keeps himself entertained and is awfully cute when he plays. We’ve found out that he knows to sit, lay down and paw. He has even figured out how to calmly get his paws wiped before he comes in from the yard. I’m trying to teach him drop it, off, leave it and down (I forgot what it was like to have a dog that can get on the counter and he can get a little too excited when playing fetch)
He seems to like the crate – didn’t give me any trouble there. He hasn’t had any accidents. I know it was only his first night, so things may change as he gets more comfortable. But all in all, we had a successful first day!
12/8/18 UPDATE: Sheldon takes a few minutes to warm up, but once he does, he is such a playful and affectionate pup. He’s a little uncomfortable around dominant dogs yet we have observed tremendous improvement with his confidence over the last few weeks. He has become friendlier and more social. He knows some basic commands but needs work on his leash manners- likely because he is in play mode. He continues to play gently with people, and we think his greatest joy is having time to engage with his people playmates.
11/24/18 VOLUNTEER UPDATE: Sheldon is an inquisitive dog who is very affectionate. Yet, considering his past, he appears to gravitate toward women. He has impressive muscle definition and is a strong dog and fortunately, he walks nicely on a leash. Sheldon knows many commands and is wonderful on a one-to-one, but gets distracted when other dogs appear. He is very sweet and most likely, he just wants to play. This is not unusual behavior and basically, like all dogs, he just wants to feel safe and loved and embrace a wonderful world of just being a dog.