I can’t believe that Hudson has been here for three weeks and I am just now sending the update. It has been cold, snowy and icy outside so we have been busy indoors – playing with toys and snuggling. We even (pre) celebrated his 1st birthday, which is tomorrow. I’m also celebrating my fortune of having a young foster who is housetrained and crate trained. Three weeks, no accidents! Every morning he goes into the crate and waits for his kong when he see me grab my keys to head out the door. I am also celebrating the fact that although he is still very much a puppy and LOVES to play with his toys, he doesn’t touch things in the house that aren’t “his”. I have even left him alone for short periods of time and no problems at all
When Hudson is inside, I don’t see any signs of that shy, scared boy pictured at the shelter or who I met during transport. He is confident and spunky. You know the kind, crazy, spunky boxer still learning boundaries with me and my senior boxer mix. That said, I am happy to report that he has settled down quite a bit in the last few days so I will keep you posted.
Hudson is also doing great at learning leash manners, but outside he is nervous and timid – especially when he hears loud noises or sees strangers. As the ice melts, we hope to get out more and meet more people. I will keep you updated, but I have no doubt that he will overcome these fears.
Hudson is an 11 month old boy who was surrendered to the shelter when his family moved. He previously lived with a small breed dog. Hudson is very playful with other dogs and did great on his evaluations with several other dogs at the shelter. He does need some work on socialization, as he did not experience a lot of the outside world other than his life on the farm. Hudson was terrified at the shelter and with all the changes happening in his life. He needs a patient home who can help him learn to trust and build his confidence. Hudson just arrived at his new foster home in PA, where he is living with a female boxer mix. He is doing well in the crate when left alone and making improvements on his leash walks with his Halti collar. His foster mom is providing a lot of structure and training, and will update Hudson’s page once she learns more about him.