Annie, black and tan, was 6 yr and 5 mo and from a commercial breeder. She used a doggie door at the breeders-kenneled in a hellish structure. She took 4 wks to house train and ,I believe, part of a problem I had with her was her complete ignoring of me. She loved to be on my lap and get carried when the snow was deep but somehow there wasn't an actual connection being made-hard to explain. People weren't a priority with her-directions were meaningless to her. She would not make eye contact. It took until this summer-year and 4 months later-to see a change in her eyes and whole demeanor. She was at all times a nice little lady but now I'm important to her.
I've learned a lot from my puppy mill furkids.
Learning new things everyday