Signs of a good dog

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Even though I foster puppies, as opposed to adult dogs, I always do introductions outside of the house. This way Duke knows the intrusion is temporary and the inside is still his my domain!

Within a few days I can normally tell if my foster period is going to fall into the ‘OMG, what did I get myself into?’ or ‘You’re gonna be a tough one to let go!’ category.

My first clue is Duke and Dixie! Dixie LOVES puppies so she is normally a so-so judge of character. Ok, to be honest, she’s a push over!!!

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Duke is a little more stand offish but usually comes around! He eventually let’s them sleep with him which tells me he thinks they are okay, but stills wants his space!

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The neighbor dog, Sunny, just wants to be a part of the crowd rather than peering through the fence!

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The biggest clue: THE CATS! Normally, they run and hide! Hmmm, Meow Meow doesn’t seems to mind this one!

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Since Meow Meow didn’t have a problem, I thought I would check with the chickens. Puppy didn’t care about them, she only wanted the food!

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Had to check with the kids next door! They seemed to like her ALOT and want to know when they can watch her ‘for a whole day’!

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Being such an active family (haha), the next question is sleep!? Well, cute, often and pretty much all night is how she sleeps!

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Hmmm, minimal whine in a kennel, fantastic bite inhibition (one yelp), straight-ish tail when dog to dog meeting/doesn’t mind being first sniffed, knows that one grumble from Duke or Dixie means enough and, not that I want to jinx myself, BUT she is 6 weeks old and has NOT pooped in her kennel over night!

Not only are these signs of a good dog but maybe a ‘keeper’?

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About oschar83

???? I hate these things! I'm a bit fickle so it's hard to put in what is important! I love my husband, two kids and my dog! I coupon, garden, decorate, watch tv, like movies and walking my dog, sometimes, just doing absolutely nothing at all!

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