Stray mountain dog becomes a house dog. Dogs who have spent their entire life living outdoors will have a hard time adjusting to modern living. It’s possible to acclimated them to modern living inside a home. This story is an example of such a transition.
Noorung is a dog who lived in Buramsan Mountain is South Korea. She was a stray and only received food from mountain hikers. However, the area was dangerous for a dog, so rescuers had to save her.
There was a lady who regularly went to the mountain to feed Noorung. She become Noorung foster parent after Noorung was rescued. However, the foster parent eventually had to let go of Noorung because she couldn’t afford to raise her.
The woman was sad to let Noorung go, but she knew it was what the dog needed. However, she worries that the dog will have difficulty adjusting to a new environment. Meanwhile, the new owners were waiting and are excited to see the dog.
Noorung was eventually brought to her new home. She had new owners who had a very spacious living space. The new owners also changed her name to Tol.
When Tol arrived, she refused to come out of the kennel. She avoided people as much as she can when she was living in the mountains, and that didn’t change. The new owners waited for Tol to come out and even tried to entice the dog with beef jerky.
An expert helped the owners understand Tol’s disposition. The expert gave practical tips on how to get the dog to trust them. The first step was creating an exclusive safe space for Tol.
She might be overwhelmed by the new environment, so she needs a corner for herself. The next step was feeding Tol without giving her too much attention. Finally, once she starts to get comfortable, the new owners can sit beside her and feed her, so she becomes more comfortable with them.
The expert’s advice worked. Tol slowly became more accepting of her new owners. For more details, watch the video below.
Video courtesy of SBS TV Animals via YouTube.