So we want to fill you in on Bixie. She’s a 2 1/2 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. We don’t know anything about who raised her from a puppy, but we do know that she was given up for her aggression problem. Little by little we should be able to piece her history together from what we observe in her now. She did go through some kind of behavioral program and her papers from the vet say they were considering putting her on meds.
Luckily we got her before that happened, as once a dog gets on this insane practice rehabilitating them is much more difficult. Aggressive dogs aren’t suffering from a chemical imbalance, they’re suffering from an emotional blockage, this is why they have an unbalanced neurochemistry. Psychotropic drugs numb them to the very core we need to get to in order to release the emotional block.
She arrived from Alabama a week ago, driven up with other adoptees. Here’s a picture of her crate with the evidence of why she was given up twice.
Yep, that cute little girl draws blood. (Not ours though!)
So Kevin took her out of the crate and began to supple her neck, this will be a big part of her rehabilitation. Next we walked her around a little bit before saying goodbye to Jeanette and bringing Bixie inside to her new home.
Once inside we didn’t just let her loose. She is on the leash at all times. If we can’t sit with her then she goes into the crate, just like a baby that you can’t keep your eye on and so gets placed into the playpen. The crate is for her protection (and ours), it’s not a punishment.
This is the routine for the first few days and then we’ll start slowly working with her.