Teddy has been adopted. This boy was one of the smartest Chihuahuas to come into the ACF. He immediately showed signs of barking and lunging at other dogs during walks, so we thought clicker training would be good for him. Teddy figured it out right away. It also only took him about 15 minutes to learn that if he responded correctly to “Sit” he would get a treat. Pretty soon he would never stand up. How do you practice “Sit” if a dog will never stand up?
Last week, Teddy had a visit from a family that lives in the Bay Club. They came to the ACF to see Teddy just a few minutes after he went out for his walk. The staffer on duty told the family to go out looking for a lady in a yellow shirt and they immediately found a PAWS volunteer walking him at the Ferry Landing. It was instant love, we did a home visit and the next day Teddy went home in a new green harness that suited his coloring perfectly. He went prancing out the front door without a backward glance! His new owners were impressed when returning from a walk with them, Teddy steered them right back to his new home — up the steps and to the condo door. Clever boy!
Teddy came to us timid and scared. Many thanks to those of you who worked with him; he came out of his shell with assurance and a love for playing ball. This is another story of a wonderful dog going to a good home.