This is the same dog that a month ago would lay down and pee himself rather than get in the Jeep. I refrained from forcing him to anything to do with the Jeep for over a week, then kept the atmosphere light and only forced him inside when trips would be short and go to pleasant places. Wasn’t long before he stopped protesting – now he’s insisting on coming along.
Took Laddie most of a year, but he was already seven years old when he came here and had a much longer record of associating rides with bad things.
Tobie is noticeably more leggy than five weeks ago but isn’t filling out at all yet. His teeth are more nearly fully developed and there are fewer spots on his belly. He’s a very friendly and well-behaved dog but so very willful when he’s not under direct control. Maybe I’m being too much of a control freak but we’re going to have to come to some understandings before I’m going to trust him too far off the leash. Still, it’s only been a little over a month and we’re getting to know what to expect from one another.