Bentley #6 Yellow Labrador Retriever Male 8 Years Old ID#3291

Yellow Labrador RetrieverMeet Bentley!  He is a handsome 85lb yellow Labrador who was surrendered by his owner when a family member developed a worsening dog allergy to him.  Please read Bentley’s blog from the bottom up to learn more about his time in foster care.

May 19, 2024

Bentley is currently adjusting to a different lifestyle here. He is getting better on the leash walking two times a day. He knows basic commands but is hesitant right now. Yellow Labrador RetrieverWe are working on his separation anxiety. He doesn’t like it when his people leave which is understandable with all of his recent changes.  Bentley is reliable on free roam but when we leave he will pace from door to window and/or howl until we return.  We have a camera so we can see what he does when we do leave.  We have only been leaving him for small amounts of time and praise him when we get back.  I think he would do better with another dog in the home to keep him company, which is something we are looking into, there might be another foster in our future! He doesn’t seem to care for any treats right now, I’m sure this will change! So it’s mostly praise and “Good Boy.”Yellow Labrador RetrieverBentley is still waiting for a date for his neutering, still dealing with some GI problems and an ear infection. He is a great dog, we learn something new everyday. He does not act like a typical 8 year old, and has lots of energy.

May 8, 2024

Bentley‘s third night was even better than the last so we are seeing improvements little by little.  Now that he has seen the vet and has been treated for an ear and GI infection, he is eating a lot better and sleeping through the night.Yellow Labrador RetrieverHe listens to some basic commands but seems preoccupied at times as if he’s looking for something.Yellow Labrador RetrieverBentley has some separation anxiety so we are working on that by leaving for short stints and coming back with praise and treats. He’s had a really tough time and hopefully will become more confident of his surroundings over the next couple of weeks. We took a long walk today and he did much better on the leash but we are still working on his barking at things that he sees.Yellow Labrador RetrieverBentley is a talker and lets you know loud and clear when he needs something or if he is super interested in something. It’s still hard to believe he’s eight years old with the energy that he has.

May 7, 2024

Bentley’s second night has been a little easier. He’s starting to calm down slightly and becoming more curious of the yard and his surroundings. He does sleep through the night, but he does need a lot of play time to calm down.  When a stranger did come into the house, he became very excitable and did jump. It took some time, but  eventually he calmed down. These are all things we can work with and help him along.  We will be taking a short car ride tomorrow and we’ll see how that goes.Yellow Labrador Retriever Yellow Labrador Retriever

May 6, 2024

We picked up Bentley yesterday. He was very nervous on the ride home. I don’t think he spent too much time traveling in cars. Once we got him home, we took him on leash to walk around the backyard and then inside. He was very energetic and took quite some time to settle down at about 10 o’clock. He finally laid down and did sleep through the night. He’s a very good dog. I just think he’s very confused with what is going on in his life right now?  He did spend some time out in the yard today playing with his toys and he seems to be doing a little better. Hopefully tomorrow will be easier for us all.Yellow Labrador Retriever

 

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