Yes, I filled out an application on March 27th. The home visit was scheduled for Thursday but I never heard a word from the foster so I cancelled it because it seemed like a shame to waste everybody's time if Molly wasn't even available. I already have a mill rescue so it was very important to me to find out what Molly is like as I certainly have to consider my own dogs feeling when adding to the family. The more tender the heart, the more carefully one needs to nurture it.
Poodles and poodle mixes are just about as sensitive as dogs can get so they need a much more gentle touch when training or you will never see their full potential. You really need to set up training so they can succeed and please. It just crushes them to fail you so I try and avoid that always. Mill dogs are a special challenge as they have experienced nothing but fear or indifference and you have to understand that they sometimes adore you quietly and unlike a normal dog. Time, love and positive reinforcement are key and always end training on a success and let them know how well they have done. And if training isn't going well - nobody's perfect - just let it go for a bit and try again later or the next day. By and by you will get what you want out of a dog as long as you don't lose your patience. They have to think that quitting is your idea, not theirs or you will teach them that being stubborn works. But every dog is different and I factor that into our work.