Aww she's so gorgeous! I'm glad she's doing so well. It makes life a lot happier for them when they can be more relaxed.
My family adopted a rescue last year. She was very afraid of everything and stuck by my side the whole time. She couldn't go explore by herself so I had to do everything with and for her. Within a week she was slowly venturing out, and after a couple of weeks she could explore the house and our property by herself happily. She's much more relaxed now and when we go on walks she can even go out by herself (one good thing about living rural is that there's plenty of walking tracks around forests and rivers that she can walk off leash). She loves dog parks whenever we can travel to one, and she's just overall a much happier and confident dog.
Being able to see those big changes is such an emotional thing so I understand the almost crying lol.
Thank you <3 I'm so glad your family's rescue is doing great too! I hope Roxy gets to that point eventually. She's happy as hell at my Daddy's house but in this house (with 4 strangers living here that she doesn't know) she's scared. I'm sure she'll be a "normal" dog once we move in to Daddy's place I'm glad you understand it too! A co-worker thought I was weird for crying over my dog taking treats from a stranger lol
My mother is taking my parents dog to obedience school but only because he starts fight with any animal in his vision at any moment
Oh, I hope he gets better! We were taught (we being Roxy and me) by the trainer that's because the dog is insecure ;A; I'm sure classes will help! It's boosted Roxy's confidence level and she's only nipping at dogs that are just... way way too interested in her nether regions lmao
Roxy is a beautiful dog.
Thank you ^,^ She's ridiculously photogenic lol