Also answers to: Crazy Daisy & Wiggle Butt
My friend had her for a couple of weeks and decided that the puppy experience was more challenging than she had thought and asked me if I would take her. I really struggled with the decision because I did not want five dogs. My husband and I talked and talked and talked but I still could not say yes. During a weak moment, I showed my husband a sample text that I was thinking of sending saying yes I would take her. He made the decision by hitting the send button. So it was done. I had a new puppy by that afternoon.
She was dog reactive, stranger reactive and wanted to chase and nip ankles. She nipped a jogger's ankle while on one of our beach vacations and I was totally mortified. She even drew blood! I assured him she had all her shots and promised him I would get her into an intensive training program when I got home.
We sought out a local balanced trainer and got to work on behavior modification and obedience training. I work with her daily on her obedience and manners. I am always reading and researching ways to improve Daisy's issues. She has improved greatly and I am no longer afraid to take her anywhere. Her core personality is still there, but she and I have learned how to deal with the anxiety that causes her bad behavior.
I also need to add that Daisy is also a very loving and loyal dog. She loves her mamma fiercely and I have to be careful that she doesn't try to resource guard me from my other dogs.