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At A Glance
I would like to introduce you to Beatrix! She is a new arrival all the way from Turkey and doing great. Beatrix is a gorgeous redder Golden. She was found in the forests near Istanbul. This sweet girl had been in a shelter and was spayed, but there was no room to keep her so she was brought to the forest and dropped off. She still had her spay stitches when found, so fortunately, she had not had to endure that environment for long. She is very sweet, but still a bit scared due to all the changes in her life. When Beatrix first arrived, she was stressed from her long flight.
She was initially in a foster home with 4 other dogs, one of whom was a more dominant, growley boy. While Beatrix does well with other dogs, she is not one to back down from a challenge so she and the other dog did engage in a few fights. As a result, she moved to our home where, as an only dog, she had the chance to decompress from the stress of her journey. Since she has been with us she still barks at other dogs but is more interested in "meeting" them now instead of showing the other dog who is boss. She is greeting the neighbor dog through the fence better every day.
Since Beatrix (we call her Bea for short!) has been with us, she has gained so much confidence and has learned commands very quickly. We are still working on her manners and her barking; she is eager to learn. She responses well to treats and comes when we call her name, unless of course a squirrel or bird has her attention, then a quick clap of the hands and calling her name brings her around. She does well on a walk and settles down after the first couple of blocks. We are using a harness and working with her on getting used to a Gentle Leader.
All checked out well at her vet appointment except for dry eye which requires drops three times a day. She is a good patient and lets you put them in easily. She is a bit underweight as well but has been eating great and had no issues after she came over on the plane. She adjusted well to the Kirkland dog food that she gets twice a day. She goes into a crate during the day when we are at work; she doesn’t love it, but goes in with a treat as a reward. No issues once she is in the crate, no accidents in the crate or the house since she has been with us.
She is happy to be with us and loves a good petting. She is not a Velcro dog but does like to just check on you to see where you are and then she will either lay down someplace close or head over to a window to watch for birds outside. She is very easy and loving!