Blu (formerly Sawyer) originally came to the program on August 11, 2017. He is a 2-3 year old Blue Tick Hound. He was adopted in November but unfortunately it was not a good fit, so he is returning to the program on December 15, 2017. If you are interested in adopting Blu, please contact his rescue (Friends Fur Life Rescue) at email@example.com.
Week 1. Blu has been back in the program for about a week since being returned from his adopter. His handler says that Blu is not the same dog that left the prison about a month ago. He has no behavior problem with either people or other dogs. With respect to his good manners, Blu still does the same things that he was taught before being adoped; sit, wait, stay, etc. He does need work on his leash walking. He still enjoys chasing his ball and still plays with everyone. As far as his handler can see, everything is good with Blu, so he's continuing with normal training and waiting to see how things come along with him (any new issues). His handler also says "I can't put my finger on what is wrong with Blu; there is something very different about him. It's like he's very laid back". So for now, his handler will continue to work with him to get him back to the same fun loving Blu.
Week 2. Blu is coming along very well. His handler says he is just about back to his old self, which is a VERY GOOD THING! Blu's behavior is continuing to improve. He did have a small run-in with one of the new dogs, but other than that, everything is good. Regarding his good manners, his handler says "Old boy always had god manners and he still does everything that is asked of him". He still loves to run, which his handler believes he was not allowed to do, which may have contributed to why he was returned. Blu is very energetic and really needs his time to run and play. His handler says he believes in a few more weeks Blu will be back to his old happy-go-lucky self!
Week 3. Blu is almost back to being Blu!! As we all know Blu is not a bad dog. Blu has been reactive to some of the male dogs which he did not exhibit when he first arrived in the program :-( This week Blu's behavior and interaction has been very, very good. Blu's handler states "Blu gets along with everybody, but if anyone is considering adopting him, he will be in a home where's he's the only dog." Blu just needs lots of love!!!!
Week 4. No journal this week.