Joey is doing well in his foster home learning about all the "scary" things like the dishwasher, hairdryer, and loud noises. Here is an example to give you an idea of how timid these commercial breeders can be.
I had some frozen chicken breasts in a bag that had frozen together and banged it on the floor, which made Joey take off running to the back bedroom. I let him come out on his own time, and when he came back out I started to bang the bag again on the floor lightly as he watched from about 15 feet away.
He continued to watch me as I kept it up until he was no longer afraid and came up to the bag and gave it a sniff. These are all the little things that these dogs are not used to. They need help with desensitizing to everyday sounds of the house.
Quick actions can cause them to be anxious. Joey did not like it when I raised my arms above my head to put on my jacket, but he has learned that is nothing to fear. It all takes time and patience.
Keep Joey in your thoughts next week as he goes in for his neuter and dental work.
Please think about sponsoring Joey or one of the many deserving RAGOM dogs.