In Ushuaia there is a lot of stray dogs, which are generally well cared for by the community and don't cause too many problems. But as we headed towards the long cold winter, we became aware of a puppy just starting out his life on the street. With temperatures down to minus 20, it would have been a miracle for him to survive out in the wild. We decided to adopt him, without any idea of who his parents were, what breed he actually is, or what had happened to him. A cute little puppy that we think is part German Shepard, part Labrador and part Husky, called Baboso (meaning slimy in Spanish, named after him first journey in a car!)
During the first month it was clear to see that he had been through some traumatic experience, he was terrified of everything! Other dogs, people and even the wind! Any time we took him for a walk, he would always look for something to hide under. We realized that we had to give him as many new experiences as possible to try and boost his confidence. Living on a yacht, in a busy sailing club he was often exposed to a lot of new people and new experiences, just sleeping on the boat during a storm was certainly an eye opener for him!