I figured I’d start the new day, for those of you who went to bed, with a video showing fairly typical behavior for a dog who did not experience novelty as a pup. Sunny has lived in our house for 6 years. The behavior you see in this video is caused by a change in the environment. In this case a leather bag I am drying by the fire. His tolerance to changes like this has improved by early deprivation is often irreparable.
Puppies need exposure to non-threatening novelty in order to develop the resiliency to cope with all that the world will throw at them.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX96qN-PZb4?rel=0&w=640&h=480]
I am now passing the plate and inviting you to make a donation to help an animal you’ll never meet.