AugiePosted: Mon, 2019-09-23 00:00
Augie has made tremendous progress in the apartment and the neighborhood! In the apartment he has gone from sitting in the crate to exploring all the rooms, sometimes he even sits in the bathroom with me when I'm getting ready. He loves to snuggle on the couch and he rolls over for belly rubs. He hasn't had any accidents or problems in the apt and he already knows our routine. He still stays in the crate when I'm at work but for the first time this weekend I left him free in the apartment while I ran a few errands. He did great, no problems. He has also completed 3/6 training sessions and he's doing well with the other dogs and learning new commands. He's really good at stopping & sitting before crossing the street. He loves hot dogs and cheese for rewards. He also learned sit and shake. We are working on him waiting and allowing me to walk out the door before him, at home and at the training, he definitely wants to be first one out the door, so we'll keep working on it. He is interested in cats but doesn't do anything, just curious. He typically wants to avoid other dogs and go around them, so that makes it super easy to walk anywhere. At the training he has sniffed some butts and allowed them to sniff his butt, so he's slowly engaging with other dogs.
I'm so happy to be a part of giving the Georgia 38 doggies a normal, happy life away from the misery they experienced in GA. Augie has some scars on his legs and I hate to think how he got them but now he's in a cozy apartment and he likes looking out the window, relaxing on pillows, and getting a rub down. Considering I've only had him 5 weeks, it's amazing how much progress he's made and how much he's adjusted to our 'team work.' We are besties for life.