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; ; *Notes* 4/17/15 Maddy quickly learned her new name and soon was answering most of the time when we called off leash and at the dog park. She will still need more training to avoid distractions and focus on her owner. Maddy also learned her 'marker word' 'YES!', how to use the dog door to the backyard, 'sit', 'stay', 'find it?, and doesn?t pull when out on leash walks. She is really good about laying down on her dog bed and we kept her on a ?no furniture? rule.
; Maddy absolutely *loves* her belly rubs! She is happiest at the dog park playing with other dogs and also enjoys training sessions. We didn't get a chance to have her venture out with a dog walker, but after observing her great social skills at the dog park we are pretty sure it would be a great thing to get her socialized with a pack of dogs in that type of situation.
; At first she followed us around all the time but after a week she became comfortable with the family program and learned there is a time to go out and play and a time to chill out. With that said, she has some separation anxiety, so you?ll have to work your way up time-wise from short intervals to many hours once she becomes comfortable in her environment. She is delicate in many ways and will most certainly not wolf her food down or grab treats in anything but a gentle manner. Know that she may take her time to eat but will usually finish up within 20-30 minutes.
; She is a very, very sweet dog to have around the house! Her weak point is that she is a bit anxious and fearful so keep an eye on her body language so she doesn't become assertively def
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