Goldylock's foster mom here. If you have been following Goldylock's profile, you may have noticed her status has been changed to "Unavailable" this week. I made the decision to make this change because I feel that Goldylocks needs a little more time before meeting new potential families.
Goldy is still quite timid around her foster family and spooks at loud noises very easily yet. So, many of the daily activities I do and don't think twice about frighten her. For example, a broom scares her. Therefore, we are working on desensitizing her to objects that frighten her.
Goldy is still making great strides. She is your typical Golden who wants to be loved and petted. In fact, if you are petting the other dogs in the home, she is sure to stop whatever she is doing and come over to get her share of pets. She has the infamous Golden head nudge down to demand her share of attention.
With the nicer weather, we have been taking daily walks, and Goldy is really starting to love them. We use a harness to walk because she does pull a bit right now.
Getting the harness on was tricky at first, but when I get it out now, she seems to understand we are going for a walk. She will crouch down on her belly and let you place the harness over her head without any problem.
During our walks, Goldy does get startled by loud noises. However, when cars drive by us, she doesn't even seem to notice anymore. We have also had the occasional run-in with a loose dog coming up to us on our walks, and Goldy handles it well without getting scared or aggressive. She does the typical butt sniff and moves on.
Yesterday, we took our first car ride. She needed a little convincing to get into the car, but was fine once inside with her foster sisters. Next weekend, we will be taking a little road trip for the holiday weekend to the lake, so we will see how she does on a little longer trip.
Goldy's forever family will need a lot of time and patience to help her as she learns to overcome her fears of noises. A medium to large, well-adjusted dog will also be necessary to help her grow into a confident dog. A quieter home with a routine may be helpful. Daily exercise for this young, active pup is also important.
Here's a recent picture of Goldylocks!