going on day 3, and it's been awesome. Her leash manners are really great, minimal pulling, no leash grabbing, takes well to directions, sits when i tell her to, etc. She'll be easy to train, and it helps that she's already very confident.
She's currently in a 10 or 14 day "easy" period. Our walks are no more than 30 minutes 3 or 4 times a day, she's in her crate mid day, at night, and when we eat dinner. She also eats in her crate. She certainly doth protest, but it was recommended that we take these steps to help her acclimate. Do I think she'll need all 14 days? Unlikely, we can tell she's adjusting quickly and without a problem, but for the time being, it's what we're doing.
She loves to chew on her new bone, and i can take it from her mouth without problems. We're going to keep training her that guarding bones isn't cool.
at night, when she quiets down (oh, another point, she isn't barky), she'll curl right into you on the couch. Super friendly to people and other dogs. The only thing she needs is good leadership and direction, and so far she has responded really well to it.
this was her mid July:
we visited her at the shelter and thought she was great, so the rescue we were working with took her in (they were going to take her regardless since she had the highest "scores" or whatever on her behavior tests). Then she spent some time with a foster who helped her recover from kennel cough and helped her put on some weight. She just had puppies and then was dumped (presumably dumped, I can't imagine her as one to run away from her pups). Her skin is getting better and some of her scars are healing up nicely. She's a great dog.
How do you go about training her that guarding the bones isn't cool?