Hank was found living out in the woods and just surviving out in Eastern WA.
Hank met his pet parent after Hank was rescued by a local shelter and his pet parent just happened to visit one day.
His pet parent fell in love right away and brought him home to meet his other pet parent.
Hank was skin and bones and unsure about people and other dogs.
Hank was adjusting to life in a home when all he knew was living outside and fending for himself.
He spent most of his early days at his forever home outside.
Hank felt pretty unsafe and even started growling at his pet parents and friends that stopped by.
His pet parents knew right away they needed support in helping Hank trust his new surroundings and build a connection with them that Hank felt good about it too.
They also wanted to teach him with love, kindness and gentleness.
Hank learned that both of his pet parents are the source of joy for him, he seeks both of them out, is more relaxed at home that he spends more time inside than outside and his pet parents are learning more about what Hank is communicating with body language.
They understand that the growling is a sign that something is distressing to Hank. They are learning how to help him before this happens because they learned about how Hank communicates and how to do greetings with people when Hank is ready rather than the strangers coming up to him without an invitation.
And since Hank never learned to walk on a leash, we are weaving connection with his pet parents with a leash walking pattern game 123 reward during a spider walk.
His pet parents learned the value of moving slowly and gradually and allowing space for Hank to guide them rather than them controlling the situation.
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