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Jul 16, 2011 8:33 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Hi Jon. Your Shaggy sounds like such a wonderful little guy. Just a few questions.
How old was he when you got him.
Can you post a photo of his deformed leg? This would give us an idea on what would be the best direction to go for him.
Then we can discuss your relationship with Shaggy and how to help him emotionally.
Also some tips on how to house train him, even at 4 years old.
Something you really need to think about before you start into making changes that will help Shaggy is to not feel sorry for him. By feeling sorry for him you will be teaching him to be insecure and even fearful.
Petrie taught me much about that topic, and I observe the results of others feeling sorry for him when they meet him the first time. As soon as they understand that he does not feel sorry for himself and is a very happy little guy, they change their attitude and Petrie takes to them instantly. Their feelings of sadness for him makes him feel unsure and insecure, as soon as that changes his attitude towards them changes.

But first we need to address the physical part.

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