Hi! My Name Is Teriyaki

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I am turning into a snuggle bug and love to lay on the couch with my foster mom and sleep in bed with her. Toys are great, but watch me because one time I tried to eat the ear off one!   I am doing great on potty training. The only time I don’t want to go outside is when it is raining. That stuff hitting me is SCARY, but if you go with me, I will go. I like company any time I go outside and I check often to see if you are around. My foster grandma has a doggy door on her house and I have learned how to use it.   There is a big boy in the house who is ok and a big girl who came home from a place called college who I like pretty well too. My foster grandma comes over during the day and lets us go out, but I like to pretend I can’t hear her call me to go back inside. Foster grandma has a cat and we just pretend not to see each other and I don’t bother her at all. I have not met any little humans, but the foster mom thinks I would be ok as long as they didn’t grab me.   I am good for about 3-4 hours inside, but then I need to go potty. It doesn’t scare me to be left at home, but I do have 2 doggy friends here. I like to know where the foster mom is, but I don’t have to be in the same room, however I do like to check where she is. I have not been in a crate since the 2nd night I was here. I slept on the floor or in a doggy bed next to foster mom’s bed or just outside the bedroom door where I could see her until I got a really good bath and a trim. Since then I have slept in bed with her and my foster sister Emmie who helped me learn to be a real dog.   I am learning to walk on a leash and follow the foster mom around, but we are in the country and just practice in a field with few distractions. I love to run in the field dragging my leash and am good about coming back to my foster mom. She gives the best rubdowns and I love it. I really enjoy playing and running with other dogs. I am terrified of showers and baths. The vet gave me some happy puppy pills so my foster mom could give me a good bath and trim all the old yucky fur off me. My eyes do need to be wiped every day otherwise my foster mom calls me “stinky face”! I don’t like it, but am getting better. I will need patience and understanding in this area.   I do get scared of loud noises and unexpected sounds, but I am getting better all the time. When I get up in the morning and when the humans first get home, it takes me a bit to remember how much I like people now. But once I do, I am ready to hang out.

  • Shih Tzu 
  • Male
  • Adult (6 - 9 Years)
  • 21 - 30 Pounds
  • Missouri
  • $ 300.00
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