Our new family member Doppler is a gem. She’s also housebroken! We discovered that tonight when Helaine took her upstairs to go to bed. Doppler obviously wasn’t ready.
While Helaine was washing up and I sat watching TV Doppler paced. Something was bothering her. Finally she jumped off the bed and headed downstairs. I followed.
Doppler’s only been in the family since 1:00 this afternoon, but I’ve already gotten used to her pace. Now she was moving faster. She knew I was behind her. She wanted to lose me.
She took a left then another left toward the kitchen. I caught up with her in a back room behind the family room.
I’ve seen this behavior in dogs before. She was looking for a place to go. She was looking for privacy.
I carried her to the front door attached her leash and walked her to the lawn where she quickly did her business.
I brought her back upstairs to Helaine, but five minutes they were both in the hall again heading toward the stairs. Doppler was still restless.
Helaine wondered if she just didn’t want to sleep in the bed?
This time Helaine took her outside where Doppler completed the cycle. In two brief trips outside she performed a three!
That was over two hours ago. I haven’t heard a sound since.
Doppler wouldn’t go to sleep at first because she knew she had to go potty. She understood what she could and couldn’t do in the bedroom. She only headed downstairs because I didn’t catch her clues.
Someone spent the time and effort necessary to train her.
Who dumped this dog? What kind of creep threw this beautiful animal out in the cold and then blocked her exit?
She’s adorable–sure. She’s also gentle and well behaved. This isn’t a good dog. This is a great dog.
I just don’t get it. How was this dog abandoned?
We are glad she’s with us. We’re also puzzled.