We were meant to be fostering a 1yo JRT that is as round as a ball next. But the people who adopted our first foster dog (Fletcher) picked up his sister (Dana) last Sunday with the view of fostering her. Yesterday the young woman sent a distressed message to the local coordinator about Dana bullying her brother and having tried to escape twice (apparently tried to climb up the washing line?) and she was worried that she would hurt Fletcher or herself. So I've been asked to take her.
I'll try to talk to her previous foster carer, who apparently had seen reactions like that from her. It sounds like she panics when she's in an unfamiliar situation? I kind of recognise that from my old stag x. There's a big chance that the reported bullying is more fear aggression. Her previous foster carer described her as submissive.
So I think I will need to crate train her for starters. Which I've never done before. But maybe - if she's that freaked out by new environments - I should be cruel to be kind and just lock her in the crate straight after she arrives so she doesn't get a stimulus overload? Will that set me back with the crate training lateron?