We rescued Bandit in November. He was approximately 4 - 5 months old. He had severe food aggresion, three types of worms, under weight along with some other issues. Well Its been 4 months and he is so loving, in great shape and is coming out of his shell more everyday. We have no more behavior issues of any kind.. All in all he's a wonderful dog.. So I concurs.. Just take it one day at a time and before you know it you'll be amazed how far he's come..