Over the next few days, Samson fell into the routine of my pack, I had absolutely NO issues with wildness, or biting or difficulties getting him into a crate. We worked on Housetraining and he wore a bellyband in the house and I took him outside every 15-20 minutes. He was quickly learning how to be a good boy, because we spent the snowdays with him.
As far as biting, Sammy WAS puppy mouthing, but not biting. I used the firm words, "NO BITE!" and after a few times, he was not biting at all. He is a puppy and people need to be aware of the difference in biting and mouthing. Mouthing is a natural, normal puppy activity that needs to be redirected to a chew toy or a bone. Samson was smart and learned quickly to go gently on skin.
Samson and Jazzy were instant friends, as they are similar in size.
Samson was with me for about two weeks and in my opinion was a puppy, with puppy tendencies that needed training, direction and love. He was not trouble...he was a baby.
Samson's new family came to meet him on Valentines Day and fell in LOVE. Sammy wiggled and waggled and went off with them without as much as a glance backward to me. That's how I knew it was right...
Sammy is HOME, now. He's happy to have other dogs to play with and a family that loves him. He is a charmer and a lover boy and (I might be prejudiced but) he has the happiest eyes, I have ever seen.
HAVE A WONDERFUL LIFE, SAMMY. I miss you!
Fostered by Lynne Fowler