Monday, July 10, 2006
So here is Allegra. She is our special needs dog. We got her at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. Actually we adopted both cats, two of the dogs and the guinea pig from the shelter.
Anyway, Allegra had been adopted as a puppy and then her owner gave her back to the shelter at 2 years of age. She has always had neuroses. She used to bark non-stop, lick people's legs and hide behind a door during lightning/thunder storms in New Mexico.
We have tried a number of avenues to help, the most current method is one the Dog Whisperer writes about and talks about in his tv show. It is simple - we have to be the leaders of the pack. And we have to walk them every day. WE have had great success with this over the past two months and Allegra is very happy, which is what every dog should have - kind owners and a happy life. Thanks Cesar!