Monday, January 2, 2012

Day 1 of training rewind

Today is our first day working at home on our rewind in training. We are going back to the beginning of everything and boy, Dudley is doing awesome!
He gets super excited to see his Freedom No Pull Harness because he knows already that means we will be working his mind.
Right now we are working very slowly and Dudley gets rewarded for being on all 4's or hello sitting!!! and making eye contact. My heart melts every time he makes eye contact, he is just so sweet. It is also saddening because you can tell he has seen and been through a lot that most could never survive. He is one very special, loving boy.
Excited to see what our tomorrow holds :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Well geeze, it has been a while hasn't it? Dudley is doing wonderfully and has been lucky to have one of the most busy foster moms around so his blog has been quite neglected, he however has come along so nicely and is quite the adorable & gorgeous boy that it is shocking he still has not found an adoptive home.
We are ok with that of course but a little shocking to us as he still waits with no interest.
We do have a bit of an update on our boy, not the best update tho. We took Dudley for a visit to our trainer yesterday, Pawsitively Motivating. He had a great time but we did learn that we have more work cut out for us than we thought. Dudley may have brain damage or issues due to poor breeding that causes his brain to not function like a "normal" or "average" dog. This is something we will be working diligently to discover the ins and outs of but he has been receptive to very slow, focused training. We are essentially doing a complete rewind and starting fresh with his basic obedience training. Dudley will also be going through the NILF training. What is that you ask? Nothing In Life Is Free. Greatly hoping that with thorough work with our guy that we can also chronicle his training with photos, he is not always the easiest boy to get photos of because he is one bouncy little fella!
Stay tuned for more updates!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Dudley update!

Dudley had his vet appointment today, he received his booster vaccines and had a check up. He is up to 35 lbs, looking good and was his normal self, behaved yet hyped to see everyone!
We confirmed that Dudley does seem to be ok with his sight, that he is just a clutz. <3
As we shared before on Dudley's blog he needs to go for x-rays that will cost about $270 to have done, the vet today brought up that he may very well have hip displaysia and while he may not be experiencing pain (or showing it) right now that if that is what is going on he will certainly be in pain in the future. This truly breaks my (foster mommy) heart. Dudley is about 2-3 yrs old so he has a lot of time to recover from-we know he was certainly used as a bait dog previous to coming to us and also had an embedded collar, he is so sweet but he is still very scared about a lot of things and is having such a hard time focusing enough to learn any amount of training. I will never give up on him but he is not the most adoptable boy right now and it makes me so sad every day to consider what he had gone through. He is such an innoncent soul, he never deserved what he was given prior to coming to us, he has shown nothing but love to us in the last month since he came home to us.
If you would be interested in donating towards Dudley's x-rays we would greatly appreciate it! You can use his Chip In Page to donate.
Such a curious little pocket pittie!

You can see in his face he is feeling uncertain about where we are headed. Poor fella.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dudley needs x-rays!

Dudley needs to have x-rays done to see what is going on with his back legs! Please consider donating to help him!
Dudley's chip in.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Dudley is doing well, kennel cough is completely gone and he has put on most of his weight. He is a hyper little guy so he is always running, running, running so it's been slow to put weight on.
He does have his follow up vet visit on August, 9th where he will have his booster vaccines and look further into his legs. Dudley's legs are seemingly getting worse or more visible as he has put on weight. It does not seem to really phase him and does not cause him pain. Another issue we did take note on was he may have difficulty seeing in at least one eye but we will look further into that at his upcoming visit as well.
Regardless, Dudley is the happiest little guy that we just absolutely adore!
Dudley will be entering the Bow Wow Beauty Pageant on August 6th! We hope you can come out and cheer him on!

Friday, July 22, 2011

went for a walk

We (Nina and I) took Mr. Dudley for a walk yesterday and got a little video of his legs so we can help everyone understand what is going on. Dudley does not seem in the least bit affected by his legs, almost as if it is something he is just used to dealing with. It took a few tries to get it on video because if he is "trotting" along on a walk like he usually does you can't even notice or if he is running, again not noticeable. Only when he is walking slow or tiring out is it noticeable.
He is such a sweet boy and we love him dearly, we are anxious to get to the bottom of what is going on. While he has gotten up to just about his perfect weight he still has kennel cough so no x-rays just yet.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

On the mend!

I am feeling so much better today! It is so hot but my foster mom takes me out to hang out in the shade and I LOVE rolling around in the grass, especially today because my foster dad cut the grass so it was all over me!
I am starting to feel better and my foster mom says I look much better too, kennel cough stinks! I am so excited to be all better so I can play with the other dogs here, I can hear them but my foster mom says we need to be careful so they don't get sick too-I would not want that, this stinks.
My face and neck are a lot less itchy too, all of my scabs are falling off or have fallen off. And geez does my foster mom say she loves me a lot, I haven't ever heard that before coming here! :)
Love, Dudley-the Great!