|Pepper in his foster home, on his favorite bed yet.|
We’ve been working on sit, wait, & watch me, as well as just lots of good positive fun & love. He does “watch me” well & according to the information the trainer provided, that’s a good indicator that Pepper is willing to learn. Our routine has become more relaxed & fun-oriented. I’ve started a toy box for him, & put a couple of things in his crate, too. I’ve noticed he won’t play with them in his crate, but once I let him out, he’ll go in his crate & pull his toys out to play. He really is like a child sometimes. I was cutting up some stew meat for a meal the other day & made a pile of some pieces I wasn’t going to use. I called Pepper over & gave him the 1st piece. From that moment until I was done, I had his full attention & he sat for me every time I asked. LOL
Last Sunday’s trip to City Park was a success. He hates riding in the jeep & I have to carry him to get him into it, but once we got going, he’s started to relax. We didn’t have any tummy upset at all that day, & we went from home to City Park, then we drove down to the Fly & back home. At some point he was relaxed enough to try & lay down, but of course the seat is too small for him to do that so he just sighed & looked out the window.
|Dr. Pepper really enjoyed his field trip to City Park. He's lucky to have such an amazing Foster Mom|
Pepper is looking forward to starting his obedience class in January. And really hopes his forever family comes to find him soon in the new year!!
|Pepper's best Reindeer impersonation|
We rely on supportive homes like yours to continue helping these animals in need of a little extra time and care.
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