All dogs are weird, that’s a fact, but when we raise them from puppies, we don’t notice, because we’re the ones that made them OUR kind of weird….when you adopt an adult dog, you get two kinds of weird:
1. Someone else’s weirdness
2. The weirdness that comes from a dog being put in a shelter/rescue
So…that being said, you two and this dog, are just going to have to feel each other out…dogs are amazing observers, they’re keen ability to read human behavior might surprise you…but as long as you are patient and operate under belief that whatever this dog does, or does not do, he’s trying to tell you something…it will work out fine.
I own one of the weirdest dogs this side of the Mason Dixie line, a retired racing hound with 5 and a half years on the track…he’s quite strange, in every way imaginable…
If any part of the bottom of the dog food bowl is visible, he panics and eats all of the food in the bowl…
He will freak out and start screaming bloody murder if he loses sight of his Great Pyrenese brother for even a minute.
He runs in his sleep.
He’s afraid of moths
He is also a hoarder, known to steal anything he can pick up…examples include empty beer bottles, cans of food, toilet paper, keys, a cell phone, a shoe, a sprinkler head and a potted plant…he doesn’t eat them, just hides them in his bed and sits on it like a boney chicken.
Either way, it’s a great way to go, if you have the heart and patience for it!