We are going on two weeks with our foster Chevy. Many of you already know he has had no issues making himself right at home.. as I continue to learn more about him, I realize that he doesn't know how to play.
Oh perfect.. that won't be an issue here at my home. I have two pups that want to play 24/7 and would love to teach him how to play a game of tug or fetch and even show him how to wrestle..
Well.. there may be a slight issue as I think he confuses playful pups as fighting.. It makes him extremely anxious to where he wants to jump down in the middle of their play time to break it up.. and that he does..
The girls quickly retreat back to their couch time and quickly lay down.
That's okay.. we can start him off with baby steps to play time. He seems to have become intrigued by the squishy rubber balls that he observes Millie and Lola chewing on.. It didn't take long for him to find his own squishy rubber ball as my girls were gracious enough to share with him.
He now walks around with the toy in his mouth but doesn't quite know what to do with it. He won't let the other dogs near it and he doesn't know how to retrieve it.. so for now, he just holds it in his mouth.
From my take on Chevy.. this poor guy has had more positive experiences with people than he has other dogs. He seems more nervous around dog behavior than human behavior.. so hopefully with a little bit of socialization, he will be part of someone's pack in no time!
Helping shelter animals one click at a time!