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