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Ringo Finally Finds Peace on the Water

Kindness and patience pays off! Adoptee Ringo was NOT a fan of the boat when Jessica and Alex first took him home, which may have been disappointing since they both enjoyed time on the water. But rather than just throw Ringo in the boat one day and expect him to get used to it, (which can easily backfire!), they used a gradual step-by-step process over time. Offering delicious treats throughout the process helped Ringo build positive associations and feel more comfortable with both the boat and the water. Learning he could rely on Alex and Jessica to keep him feeling safe. Ringo’s confidence has grown and their bond is even stronger!