First 3 months with a puppy farm rescue dog- Penny

The first few months with a puppy farm rescue dog – Penny

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Her first problem was that she was disoriented and kept walking into trees and bushes. It took about 5 walks before she learned how to go around them and stick to the path.

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Her second problem was that Penny got scared of roads and cars. For about 2 months she feared going near to roads so had to be carried any time we were anywhere near a road. After a while and a lot of treats she became confident but is still scared of buses and lorries driving past.

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Her third problem is that she chews leads if it is not behind her. She still hasn’t overcome this.

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Her fourth problem was that she could not go up or down stairs. It took 2 days of non-stop putting treats on every stair before she was able to slowly go up and down. She can now sprint up and down them.

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Her fifth problem was that she couldn’t run. We took her for long walks daily and after a month or 2 she built up strength in her back legs so that she could run faster.

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Her sixth problem was that she couldn’t chew hard things such as bones, dog biscuits, raw meats and dry dog food. It took her 2 and a half months for her teeth to heal a little and her teeth and jaw to strengthen enough to eat these foods.

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Her seventh problem was that she could not walk on a lead as she was too scared of the lead. Luckily, we had a 100m long lead that she used as she could not feel it. We then shortened it until it was the size of a flat lead and she had to pull on it. This only took her about 2weeks for her to overcome.

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Her eighth problem was that she couldn’t grasp what an owner was and just followed everyone she thought had food. She still hasn’t overcome this but is getting better.

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