We have dogs in harmony in the house, well, sometimes. It's wonderful. Gracie is onto the routine, Zeetie and she play, and, so far, no more fights. Well, that's not true. Two female Pyrs vying for attentions of one sort or another will end in a fight occasionally.
It's amazing what routine, and patience can do. You can't expect to bring a new dog into a house of well-established resident dogs, and have them readily accept this stranger. Or, you might get lucky with some dogs. This, however, has and will never happen as long as Zeetie is around. She isn't big on sharing the love so quickly. Like any new dog in the house, though, things will usually work out with time, a little work and patience. There are exceptions, of course. And, there will always be some blips.
Lynn has been phenomenal in donating her time to work with rescue dogs for consultations on Gracie, and previous dogs I have had, as well as dogs with other fosters. This consultation was no different. Everytime I work with my dogs, I think about what Lynn would do, and then hope I get it right when I come up with a solution. I cannot say enough goods things about Lynn of Dogs in Harmony. Zeetie has become manageable, with the occasional blip due to the situation, because of her help, and all the training I did with her with my previous dogs. Thank you so much, Lynn.
|The hog was so close she could taste it. She is so patient.|
|I'm a little embarrassed by the state of Zeetz' coat but she is such a pigpen, |
always rolling in the dirt when playing with her friends.
|The two girls marking together before the hunt.|
As I have said before, as I get to know a foster, I'm always guessing about their background by their reactions to different stimuli. She gets very excited over birds and butterflies which would tell me she musn't have gotten out much. She reacts as Max used to birds and butterflies.
|Gracie is scopey and slightly clumsy.|
Her 'comes' are great in the house and yard. There is some more work to do, yet, of course, for her recall. Pyrs don't have a lot once they get going, but they can have some. I do expect her to wander, but to at least listen to a stay like Zeetie within in a certain distance would be helpful. It's expecting a lot, I know, from a dog who has only been with us for a few weeks. I know better.
She gets more amazing each day. She is such a sweetie who loves lying on the couch at bedtime, with her head on Don's legs looking absolutely content. She loves her walks, loves to play, and eats well now.