3 days ago
BUDDY HAS MADE HIS FINAL DECISION ♥️ If you've been following Buddy's journey you'll know that when he arrived we were told that his name was 'Blue' because he was so sad and that neither of his previous owners had ever seen him wag his tail. He once lived in a breeding kennel and when he was rehomed due to a lack of interest in the process of becoming a dad he didn't cope in a home environment at all.
All Buddy could do was sit in the corner and quietly watch the world around him, he had never in his life bonded with a human and relies heavily on his canine pack members for security. Without another dog for guidance and support he shut down altogether. Since Buddy arrived in foster he has made lots of progress in different areas, as you've seen from the photos and videos he loves his walks and completely comes alive outside, he has even been able to learn recall.
At home he still spends a lot of time in his safe corner but will now voluntarily climb into the large dog bed that the rest of his pack choose to share and approach his carer for treats with his friends. He is frightened to enter the house from the garden and his carer has discovered that she must hide around a corner so he feels safe to come in, it's as though he's been taught he's not allowed inside and feels he might not be allowed. Once he is past the threshold of the door he can come straight past her back to his safe space without much problem.
At meal times his pack eat in seperate corners of the kitchen, if he is being watched he can't eat so his carer places their food down and stands facing away from him at the counter. The kitchen is next to the living room where his safe space is so he feel most comfortable near the doorway with a clear run to his corner if he needs to get back there
When it comes to handling we have learned a lot, he has never shown any signs of aggression or even of being slightly disgruntled and it appears that he literally has no idea how to say 'no'
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