Since our last post, Rex has made AMAZING progress with trust and confidence building. The milestones are coming almost daily now. On March 13, he was too afraid to come anywhere near his foster parents or even eat. Now, he chooses to be in the room with them, accepts touching & brushing, eats from their hands, and even has started to be more playful!
This image highlights his progress -- top left: first weeks where he was afraid to leave his crate. In the middle photos he begins to feel comfortable being in the same room as his fosters and in the last photo, he actively seeks out his foster mom's attention for some pets. And check out the video from a Facebook post below!
It is so heartwarming to see his progress. A tribute to his foster mom, E, and all her patience and training! And also to his foster sibling, alum Titania, who her mom said is helping him remember what it's like to be a dog.
P.S. - in case you are wondering what is on Rex's collar -- it's a TAGG GPS collar attachment. This is one item we strongly recommend you consider getting if you have a fearful dog. The Tagg™ pet tracking system allows you to track your pet’s location and activity from your computer or mobile device. You can see where your dog is or monitor his activity levels 24/7. The lightweight pet tracker attaches to your dog's existing collar, and is designed to be worn at all times, even while swimming. Unlike a microchip, which won’t alert you if your pet is lost, Tagg is a GPS pet tracker that sends you a text and email when your pet gets out so you can find him NOW. (Note: The OBG Cocker Connection did not receive any compensation for mentioning their product).
And check out this helpful article on the Your Dog's Friend site -- "Three Items to Help Keep Your Fearful Dog Safe."