Scared rescue Letty has been with the young couple for just one week now. The Greek rescue is one year old and everything is new to her. Every sight, every sound, every person – all things we take for granted – bombard her with so many new and scary things Read more…
They have had their Romanian rescue, Ella, for about six weeks. As she gets braver she now will bark aggressively at the man when he approaches or moves, hackles up. They are afraid she may bite him. She’s affectionate with the lady. Romanian rescue becoming increasingly reactive to the man Read more…
This was a very interesting online session. The dog is sometimes aggressive towards one of their other dogs. It took me all the way the other side of the world to Florida and to a farm with hundreds of acres. They have six dogs. Three are Great Pyrenees and one Read more…
Betty is a mixed breed looking very like a larger Border Terrier, seven months old. She has only been in the country for six weeks. Before that she had will no doubt have been living with a number of other dogs after being picked up. It is possible that at Read more…
Lucy arrived five days ago, having probably lived with travellers. It was obvious she hadn’t lived in a house before so she has some has settling in to do. Already she is nearly house-trained so they are doing very well. Lucy is affectionate and biddable. As you would expect a Read more…
Five weeks ago, after a long journey from Cyprus, Bella arrived.
After a couple of days in her new life of being careful and quiet, Bella erupted into highly-charged activity.
The one-year-old has lived with her siblings from a very young age in a free-for-all dog compound. Everything she has learnt has been from other dogs. The organisation does a wonderful job, but there will inevitably have been constant stimulation.
Bella has no ‘stop button’.
Can they keep him?
They had decided to take Merlin back to the rescue, but then decided to try for a bit longer. The gentleman called me.
They have had Rottie mix Merlin for about ten days. Before fetching him from the rescue the gentleman had visited him eight times. He wanted to get it right.
They had told him Merlin had shown aggression in the past and that they wouldn’t let him near other dogs. They said he was hand-sensitive around his head.
He had been in the kennels for six months, with just a week out with people who then sent him back.
Despite this, the family felt they would like to take him on and to work with him. Can they keep him? (more…)
They fetched their Romanian rescue pup, Toby, four days ago from a temporary foster. He’s seven months old.
A couple of weeks previously he’d been transported on the long journey across Europe from Romania in the back of a van.
The Romanian rescue organisation had picked up Toby’s mother and siblings from the streets when he was two weeks old. Both the original rescue and the subsequent foster had looked after multiple dogs.
Now, probably for the first time in his life, he’s an only dog. (more…)
It’s not surprising that two-year-old Moose suffers from lack of confidence around people. Considering his background as a puppy born on the streets of Romania, he’s doing great. They didn’t have him until he was sixteen weeks old.
No socialisation will have taken place during the crucial early weeks and what encounters he did have with people were very likely scary ones and now hard-wired into his brain.