Kelli was home on Saturday so Dixie, our foster dog, got to meet Kelli’s dog, Puppycat. I don’t know what it was, but Dixie seemed to “come to life” upon meeting Puppycat. She chased, she wagged, she barked. All things that we had never seen her do before.
We thought and figured and figured and thought and finally came to the conclusion that the change was probably because Puppycat isn’t fixed. Dixie completely ignores Ruby…and Ruby ignored Dixie. That was not at all true with Puppycat and Dixie.
One of our goals is to make Dixie as adoptable as possible and to help her develop habits that a family would like. We think most families want a dog that will snuggle or lay on the couch with them. Kelli was all for helping Dixie become a “couch dog”.
On Sunday Karl decided that Dixie needed to learn to “play x-box”?! So he worked on that.
Me..I’ve been working with her to get her to walk on a leash a little better, be house trained, not jump up…
All in all she is doing great. She’s had a couple accidents but for the most part she’s really good on house training. She’s wonderful on a leash now. We can let her outside with out a leash now and she’ll do her business and come back in. The standing on her hind legs and sniffing the table is something we’re working on, but she’s getting much better at.
She really will make a wonderful dog for a family….I just hope we can find a family for her.