With foster dogs its a good sign when they actually start acting like puppies. In the beginning it's very frightening for these poor guys. They are in a new environment with strange dogs and strange people. For a few days they usually are too scared to do much except stand back and observe.
Jackson is now very comfortable at home and seems pretty happy. I take him out everyday but he's still very shy and is hesitant to be friendly with either other dogs or people.
One of the complaints his previous owners had was his enthusiasm for swimming. He hasn't gotten into the pool yet at my house. Hoot also likes to swim when it's hot but it's been cooling off a little here in the Arizona desert (finally!). I don't mind a swimming dog...it's great excercise.