Update from Bubba's foster mommy 04/12/07:
I've begun housebreaking Bubba which has been challenging since I haven't picked him up and have resorted to corralling him to go outside after I have told him "NO" when he pees or poops in the house. He whimpered every time he was picked up but I also found he would whimper when I corralled and directed him to the door (without touching him) so figured he has conditioned himself to whimper when touched or nearly touched most likely due to being in pain for so long. Then I noticed since yesterday he is not whimpering so readily when I direct him to the door so he must be realizing that I am not hurting him. But, overall he is doing fantastic! He plays with the toys and is now curious about everything! I just vacuumed and he was not paralyzed by the sound as many dogs are. I am converting him to Natural Balance dog food from the rice/cottage cheese/boiled chicken but adding in fish oil and eventually nupro which is a supplement additive. I do not have a dog door and am looking into purchasing one. It should make potty training easier for him and myself. He rarely barks but does so and cries when I am not in his view. He showed signs of attachment to me within 24 hours. As I may have mentioned, he has an excellent temperament and is not food aggressive, is great with Bandit doesn't mind being touched considering the pain he has been in. He is afraid of new people and barks at them until he figures they are ok. He greets my husband and daughter with excitement.