It's Been 3 whole weeks since our little pup has come to stay with us and we have officially made it official and have adopted him as our own. And in his past time in the Oregon Dog Rescue, he was known as Sean, at home we have taken to calling him Enke (pronounced Inky).
We have been slowly introducing him to new human, of all gender presentations and doing lots of exercising in the form of park visits, walks and training sessions.
Little Enke has really come along, he has moved out of his scurry and hide phase and now barks at new people who enter the home. Calm redirection and rewarding desired behaviors and ignoring the undesired behaviors have helped immensely.
At the rescue where he was housed for the last year he was crate trained and that training has really come in handy! Big shout out to the amazing workers at Oregon Dog Rescue for all the work they have done with Enke (Sean). Having his safe place to go that is just for him has really made his transition easier and has helped him to find his confidence.
To anyone who hasn't tried crating, it really is a vital tool for you in your training and building trust with your dog! Having a safe place to go and feel secure and protected from outside stimuli can really improve a dogs behavior, from chewing, barking, and other unsavory behaviors. It also helps to establish healthy boundaries with your pup!
More updates to come!
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letty, kimbo and enke
I am super excited to share news that we have adopted a new four legged friend in our lives! We haven't settled on a name just yet but we've been calling him Puppy and Little Stinks for now. He is 5 yrs old and has some serious nervousness.
It's been nearly a week since he joined us and already he is starting to show some signs of building trust and confidence with me. With my sweetheart and my nephew, not so much just yet.
Puppy has been in a shelter for 2 yrs because of his shyness and anxiety and I have taken it as a personal challenge to take on helping this little guy become balanced and confident. It's going to take time, it's going to take patience, and love love love!
Nervous dogs are my favorite because I empathize so much with them. Being a veteran, and dealing with my own anxiety and nervousness as a result of my time in the military, and time in therapy, I have developed some skills on how to manage and how to take things sloooooowwwww.
This new puppy has presented me with new challenges that have lead me to researching massage, acupressure and aroma therapy for dogs. I'm excited for what lessons it will bring and for what growth he and I can do together!
We are doing all of the other recommended things for introducing a new buddy to the family and to our lives too; keeping calm energy, lots of positive reinforcement with treats and praise, and plenty of exercise!
I wanted to share that with you and would love for you to keep checking in as we update you on Little Stinks' progress as time passes.
And as I continue my studies our services will broaden!
That's all for now.
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xoxo letty, Kimbo and Little Puppy Stinks!