I did google information on the bread to get a basic knowledge of her purpose, what she instincetively needs to do and have done. Taken her out for long trots,(idealy for her to poop and pee) which just didn't happen until this mornings puddle on the kitchen rug. I was just releived to see she functions because I noticed at the shelter she was not interested in the food or water and treats that passerby had given her. She posed sitting at the gate, not moving, except her eyes which were down cast. I could tell she was very depressed and understood the why of it too. (This is why we choose her).
The reason for this intro is for my comfort, that you might catch a drift of my concern here and point me in the right direction or better yet share your knowledge with me.
She is eating and drinking but not interested in snacking. SHe is highly interested in getting outside right away, even after we just get inside. She is after all a sight and sound dog. We want to provide her the best living enviornment we can manage, want to know she is happy here. Until we het better aquainted we will not be out anywhere without a lead. We bought a 40ft. tie out cable that we intend to trolly, but currently tied to a tree. (We live on an acre wooded lot that is not fenced and ver y close to neighbors property.
I see more reason to keep her with us than house her with a more appropiate owner (who hunts). I want to take full advantage of her energy needs but need to be realistic. She is going to be inside a whole lot more than outside where she most wants to be. She also needs to fit our life style, which is more of home. She will be crated (46" PINK set up in the kitchen with comfort installed), and be left alone for 6 hours between the time my husband leaves for work (12pm) and I get home from work (6pm).