Precious #2 Black Labrador Retriever Female 1 Year Old ID#2928
Meet Precious! She is a beautiful approximately one year old black lab that was found stray by a Good Samaritan in Mississippi. Precious was transported North and is now in a Brookline foster home. Please read her blog from the bottom up to learn more about her.
April 24, 2023
Precious did a great job today at the Fur Babies Festival at the Burlington County Fair Grounds on Saturday. She really got a lot of attention and did very well with a large number of dogs that were there. She was a little unsure at first from the loud music, but settled in shortly after.
April 4, 2023
Precious is enjoying the warm weather now. She has taken a couple trips to the park and met many new people and other dogs and has done very well.Precious is tolerating her car rides more now and is very good on trips up to about a half hour without any issues. We are continuing to work on this. We have made a few trips to Pet Smart and tractor supply. She starting to get comfortable around traffic, loud noises and crowds. However, she still has some moments of panic in these situations. She is learning and making progress with her fear. Usually, we just let her know that everything is OK and she seems to calm down.Precious loves her outdoor time playing fetch!
March 2, 2023
Precious has been working hard on her training. She’s been going on longer car rides and doing very well. She enjoys going to the park and walking on the path and greeting other people and other dogs. Each day she comes out of her shell a little more.She has visited tractor supply and Petsmart and is getting used to parking lots and walking in the store and greeting people.She enjoys being outside, playing with her outdoor toys, and just laying in the sun enjoying life as a dog. As the days get warmer, she seems to enjoy being outside more and more. Precious loves playing with our neighbors 100lb lab-coonhound mix. She is a high energy player with other dogs. She’d love a playmate that matches her play style, and after play, she settles in the house.
February 3, 2023
Precious has been working hard on her leash time. She is still nervous when cars pass or loud noises. We did take a trip to PetSmart but with the traffic and excitement in the parking lot, she was very overwhelmed, and scared. I carried her over to the sidewalk and spent a couple minutes outside, watching people and other dogs go in and out through the doors. After a few minutes, she felt comfortable enough to go through the doors herself. She was still not comfortable inside but we spent about 30 minutes inside trying to work on her confidence and get her more comfortable with it. We will continue to introduce her to more public environments to try to get her used to strangers, new situations and cars and loud noises. She does get very excited when people or other dogs come up to her. We are still working on trying not to jump up on people.
Her basic training is going very well and she’s now learning to do a few tricks.
Though Precious does need extra comforting, and more training, she rewards your efforts with a lot of affection! Each day we both learn something new about each other.
December 20, 2022
Precious has been working hard on crate time. We are up to around 3 hours without a problem. We have using a Nest camera to keep an eye on her while we are away. She does still need some encouragement to get in the craate. A treat always works. She is very food driven. We continue to work on staying in the yard off leash without jumping the fence. She walks great on leash. And has started to do well with short car rides. She loves playing with the neighbors dog. She still sees cats as something to chase.
December 10, 2022
Precious is still healing from her spaying. She did extremely well, but still is a little apprehensive getting in the car ,when she’s in the car she rides really well. She still amazes us how fast she learns things.
December 6, 2022
Precious is home from the veterinarian office after her spaying. She is resting comfortably watching her favorite TV show and it’s going to be spoiled for the next couple days.
November 27, 2022
Precious has come a long way her first week. She has some basic commands down,sit ,stay ,paw.
She is house trained (no accidents this week). She’s great on the leash now. She walks gentle with no pulling. Except maybe when a squirrel runs out. Still working on that.She enjoys playing with other dogs. Not sure about cats yet. She spent Thanksgiving with a house full of family with small kids and did great. She is a very gentle and calm dog.
So far, she doesn’t like her crate during the day for some reason. We’re trying small amount of time in the crate each time a little longer. Precious has shown us that she has a prey drive, and is a high jumper and will need a fence that is taller than 4 feet.
November 20, 2022
Precious’ first day went very well. When we arrived home, she smelled around the yard . Precious had been living outside in MS so she was a little nervous coming into the house. Initially, she seemed to be a little afraid of doorways. She was also a little nervous with the TV and washer and dryer, but adjusted quickly later in the day.
Precious was able to meet our chickens with no problems. She was introduced to our three year old grandson and did very very well with him. At night she went right into her crate, and slept through the night.
Precious is much more comfortable with women than men right now and isn’t a fan of being left alone. She is not comfortable being on leash but we’ll work on that.
Today, we were working on commands. She is really smart and is easy to train.
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