We've had Titus for about a month now and learning more of his behaviours and why he does certain things. He sure came with a lof of quirks, but hopefully by the time we're done working with him, he'll be happier, less anxious dog. We can see why somebody would have just abandoned him or left him behind. He's strong and strong willed, but mostly just afraid. Sadly, his fear causes him to do behaviour weirdly and sometimes not very good.
I started watching The Good Dog youtube videos and have started having purposeful training sessions with him. We've only had 2 days of it, but he's improving with certain fears and settling down on the leash. Since we'll be home all week, this is a great time for us to really focus on his training.
The children have been wanting to work some agility stuff with him, so they figured out how to make some jumps for him and have been working with him on that. He can do a double jump and a very long jump. They usually have to have him on leash to direct him or he just runs around it. :) The other day they were so excited when he did the jump without being on leash. He's making great strides but still has so much to learn and settle down within himself.
Our summer has been so great so far. We've done minimal work outside, though today looks like it's going to be a big work day in garden and cutting wood, and mowing. We've enjoyed lots of friends staying with us, small trips to swim, playing with friends, and taking walks with our dogs.
It's already August. I finally went through all the school books to get ready for that, though none of us are ready to start. I think we need to take August off as well. There's just too much work and fun to be had to start school. I'm pretty sure the children are thankful that their teacher isn't in any hurry to get started. ;)