We would like to introduce Teea and share her story. Teea came from a breeder who decided she was not having large enough litters so she had to go. We’re grateful he made this decision and we have been sharing our home with her for the last 4 months.
Teea is a frightened little girl with no socialization skills and no understanding of human touch. Although in the first two monthsTeea would willingly look at us, she would not allow us to get close to her. She preferred to watch us from a distance, typically from a corner of the room.
If I would walk toward her she would bolt, circle the dining table and then run for her kennel. It was quite the challenge to get her to stay in her kennel and allow me to get close enough to close the door without her running out. I don’t believe she would have done anything to the house but she also didn’t know what a house was, so leaving her out while I went to work wasn’t an option.
It was interesting that Teea would grumble at our female resident dog but seemed to really love our male. I can only guess this comes from being around a male and not having contact with the other female breeding dogs. Luckily, our male is very laid back and doesn’t mind having a shadow and our female didn’t take offense.
Fortunately we live in a house with no steps to go outside and our door to the fenced yard goes through our garage so we would leave the door open and stand back to let her run out to the yard. Teea didn’t seem to be afraid of the doorway as much as she was the door. If the door is not wide open, she will retreat back to the yard or house depending on which way she is going.
She has never had an accident in our house but doesn’t have a sign either, she just goes out every time our resident dogs do. We have learned we can’t look at her when she’s outside doing her business or she won’t go.