I adopted Elly in October 2015, she is my second Tripawd. My first, my heart dog, was Tri-Pug Maggie.  You can read her story in her Blog: Life with a tri-pug.

I decided to start a blog for Elly to chronicle our adventures together and keep track of the progress she makes.

Elly is very skittish and slow to trust.  When she joined us we were her fourth home in her short 10 months of life.  And being hit by a car, well I can understand her skittishness. Although her foster mom said she was with lots of dogs of all sizes Elly is kind of reactive around other dogs.

So far we have taken two classes together, a basic obedience class, and most recently a strength, balance and body awareness (sb&ba) class. I can see her gaining confidence each day, although she is still pretty reactive around any dog that is bigger than her. She is doing better with dogs her own size and smaller, we try and interact politely with every dog we meet.

Here are some pictures from our last sb&ba class.  Three weeks before this she would not touch most of the equipment although we had been working with a FiTBone at home for several weeks.

 

 

Elly SBBA class 1 3_16

Elly SBBA calss 2 3_16Elly SBBA 3 3_16Elly SBBA 4 3_16Elly SBBA 5 3_16Elly SBBA 6 3_16