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STERLING is an 8 month old male that didn't get the socialization he needed as a young puppy, so he is very very timid. When he first got here, I had him drag a leash around so it was easier for me to catch him. Now, I can get him to go in on his own and he finds the first open crate door and rushes in way to the back and lays down, as if to say "WHEW!! I made it!". He does the same thing when he’s in unfamiliar territory. He lays as flat as he can, probably hoping no one can see him. If I hold him, he's very snuggly and puts his head on my shoulder....the trick is to catch him. I do see him playing with the other dogs so a home with a secure fenced-in yard and another good role model dog is necessary for him. I think this is going to be a fun little guy as soon as he gets some confidence. He’s got such a quirky personality.
SNAPPLE is a 2 year old sable merle boy who is the most timid of the Michigan group. He seems to be the leader of the group and no one messes with him. One blue eye and one brown, about 20 pounds. He is now coming in and out consistently on his own. He doesn’t come to me willingly, but if I catch him, he’ll wait patiently while I snuggle with him and then take off and act like he didn’t like it, but I know he did. Once in a while in the morning, he’ll jump up on me from behind and want to play. His newest entertainment is chasing the fence between the small dogs and big dogs and bark at whomever’s willing on the other side. I’d love to put him in the big dog area, but I know he wouldn’t come in on his own and it’s too hard to chase them down out there. That’s my goal for winter as I don’t use the small dog area in the wintertime so I hope everyone’s ready for the big dog area by then.