Third time lucky for Dizzy
We are the proud new parents to our 3 year female coton. We are the third home that she has had, and what we can gather is at some point in one of the previous homes she was ill treated by a man!! she isn't too bad with women but for some reason, she growls and cowers from my husband this was the first moment we saw her, the woman who we got her from said that it was because it was her and the dog on their own!! however its quiet clear that something bad has happened to this little girl.
she was called Mrs, but didn't seem to connect with it so we decided to give her a new name...new home, new family, new name, new beginnings. We pick a couple of names and said them out loud to her, out of the 4 she seemed to respond only to one name by looking up and wagging her tail... so 'Dizzy' it was.
Dizzy needs to be groomed (a puppy cut we think) and spayed, she also needs training as she has no basic training at all, but she is house trained and in the last few days has learnt how to go through the doggy door...However I can't help but worry, there seemed to be a lot to do with her plus of course dealing with this problem of men!
Any idea which issues we need to deal with first... At the moment I've left it to Tony (my husband) to give Dizzy her treats...I thought by him doing this she will associate him with something nice and start to come around...any other idea would be appreciated!!
We've only had Dizzy for nearly 3 weeks and we love her to bits, she deserves a new start and we are so desperately wanting her to come around where men are concerned.