Mr. Squeakers update

Mr. Squeakers has been neutered and is healing up quite nicely. His foster parents are watching his left back leg. When he goes down steps fast he doesn’t use it. When he goes to get his stitches taken out, we will have the vet look at his paw/leg.

Mr. Squeakers is very playful and a lot of fun. He’s gotten better on his leash – he’s not pulling so much. He is much improved with guests coming to their home. If he is picked up, he can greet the guest eye ball to eye ball. They scratch his head between the ears and then he goes on the floor.

His foster parents tried leaving him on the glass enclosed porch a few times but he’s still having anxiety and destructive issues. He is now back to the crate and they will try again soon. Hopefully he can be left out in a room without getting destructive when alone.

He is getting less treats right now. Trying to use more praise – less food. He seems to be eating his dinner completely as they cut down the treats. They will also start doing more training and repremands soon and want plenty of treats to reward/correct his behavior.

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  1. charles george says:

    RE: “His foster parents are watching his left back leg. When he goes down steps fast he doesn’t use it. When he goes to get his stitches taken out, we will have the vet look at his paw/leg.”
    – my Shiba has a back leg issue as well – my vet says it is a tendon that should fit into a groove in bone that slips out because the groove is not deep enough – it is apparently not uncommon for the breed – if his weight is kept in check and he gets lots of exorcise he may be able to avid surgery but if it is severe enough, an op is the only way to fix it – I hope it turns out to be something else – but if it is this problem don’t think the worst – my dog is doing well and is favoring her’s less since I adopted her and got her on a regular exercise schedule – good luck!