Molly’s first family mistreated her. She had to be rescued.
The stress made her anxious and even more agitated. This made her less likely to be adopted, especially by a family with young children.
Frantic dogs need a lot of time and patience.
At the beginning, she ate rocks, licked walls and furniture. She also had the bad habit of jumping on people.
First, I had to earn her trust, and then I could teach her to control her emotions.
Sketching her resting calmly was rewarding.
Molly and I still enjoy quiet times together.