All animals are worth saving.
That’s what Michelle Sayre, Darcy’s owner, says she learned from her.
Michelle was thinking about adopting a senior dog. She wanted to give an old dog a chance of having a family.
A friend of hers asked if she was still interested in adopting. Her friend found two puppies abandoned on the side of the road in the country. And even though Michelle wanted a senior dog, she ended up adopting Darcy.
Puppy training is always a long process. You must be consistent with puppy training, otherwise, your dog won’t learn to behave well.
Michelle learned that the hard way.
One day, Michelle and Darcy were walking around their apartment complex. They came across another lady walking her dog and things got messy. The other dog started barking and Darcy got nervous. She slipped out of her leash, but luckily Michelle was fast and caught her before anything bad happened.
However, the lady reported the incident to the apartment’s manager and Darcy had to wear a muzzle every time she went out.
Michelle decided to ask for help. She enrolled in Petsmart’s private lessons. They met a lovely trainer named Amanda who helped them. Since Michelle had never owned a dog before, she had to learn how to read Darcy’s body language. It took two whole years for Michelle and Darcy to learn to know each other.
That was the best decision she could have made. Darcy was saved from having to go into animal control. Amanda, the trainer, used to work there. In those shelters, she learned that every dog deserves a second chance.
Darcy is now a well-behaved dog even though she’s still shy and doesn’t enjoy being around other dogs.
She’s now 10 years old and has the same energy as in her first years. Darcy and Michelle live happily keeping each other company.
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Photo credit Michelle Sayre