Shelter dogs have often had a difficult past of which we know nothing. When they integrate a new family, some discover all the things of the “normal” life of a dog for the first time. And they don’t always know how to go about it…
Susie was placed in foster care in Canada
At Canadaa woman welcomed the shelter dog into her home susie, as a host family. From the first days, she understood that susie hadn’t seen much in his life. On her first outdoor walk, it took her more than 30 minutes to manage to walk 40 meters, because she was frightened by everything around her.
Susie had never seen a pillow in her life
After a week spent by his side, the adoptive mother of susie presented her with a comfortable pillow to lie on. But the dog’s reaction was overwhelming. Instead of climbing on the cushion and snuggling into it, susie sat in front, and leaned her chin on it. She remained motionless as well, seeming to wonder what she should do with this strange object. His mom filmed the scene and shared it on TikTok.
Foster pups often don’t know how to “dog” when they arrive. Simple tasks, like stairs, or even getting comfortable can be firsts. #foster #fosterdog ♬ use this sound if your gay – ????
Shelter dogs often don’t know how to behave in a home
In the caption of the video, the mother of susiewho is used to welcoming shelter animals into her home, wrote: “Adopted puppies often don’t know how to behave when they arrive. Simple tasks like climbing stairs or even getting comfortable can be firsts.”
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Many comments under the video confirm these words, as related Mirror. One man, for example, wrote “ It took a few months for my rescue dog to start sitting on our couch. He was always so scared, but now he happily takes over the whole place.” Someone else shared “When we got our dog, he didn’t know how to use his paws. He was trying to use his nose to do everything. We are always so proud to see how far he has come!” In a third comment, we can read “One of mine didn’t understand the concept of weed! She was 2 years old and had lived in her cage before being rescued.”