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…
Two months have gone by Jessie has become increasingly scared of going out on walks. Strangely, she happy to have her harness and lead on and looks eager at the door. She walks out a few steps until she gets to the car and then will go no further.
Is it desensitising or is it over-exposure? Ellie, her siblings and other Tibetan Terriers were picked up from a breeder in a dreadful state of neglect, with matted fur and no socialisation. They had no exposure to life outside the shed where they were kept. Lucky Ellie was re-homed to my clients three Read more…
Sweet little Fox Red Labrador, Willow, used to live outside in kennels with other gundogs. Now she is in a very new world. Brave Willow’s new world. When one considers this is the first time the two-year-old has lived in a house, everything is a big adjustment. Just think of Read more…
Stay on the floor? Why? How? Twiglet, is Twiglet! Twiglet bounces like Zebedee from the Magic Roundabout (for anyone old enough to remember). They don’t want to stop their little Border/Lakeland terrier being Twiglet, do they (what a wonderful name!). Unfortunately sometimes some people find her flying all over them Read more…
Poor little Marley. The other day a dog attacked him.
The young gentleman was walking him at the time.
Instead of enjoying his walks with the little dog, he’s now anxious and constantly on the lookout for larger dogs. He had been unable to save his little Chihuahua.
He had been walking with Marley in a field near home where the little dog regularly plays off-lead with his doggy friends.
The big dog attacked him
Without warning, an off-lead Weimaraner appeared from nowhere and had Marley in his mouth. (more…)
As I left, they asked me whether I felt they were a good home for their young Welsh Sheepdog, Taffy.
I can’t think of a better place for the recently adopted dog – apart from living with a sheep farmer maybe. She is very lucky to be re-homed by the conscientious and caring young couple who are doing their best to understand her needs.
Taffy has landed on her feet in a very good home.
From the couple’s own point of view, however, there is a downside. The reality of what they had done soon kicked in. Instead of having a dog they can take everywhere with them, they have lost their freedom. Taffy’s restrictions have overtaken their lives. (more…)
I walked in the door to be met with frantic barking.
Brave Luna, with frantic barking, came right up to me. Her sister backed her up but with less enthusiasm.
Luna and Bear are same-sex siblings. They are two-year-old Cavapoo Collies. What a mix! They were a bit smaller than I expected.
Walks are a nightmare due to the dogs’ reactivity to everything, their frantic barking and pulling. Consequently, the family don’t walk them regularly.
Their frantic barking at every sound when at home is annoying the neighbours. The lady has tried all sorts of things to stop the barking, some not pleasant for the dogs. None worked. (more…)
Yesterday I met a nearly trouble-free dog. Usually dogs that have a problem in one area have other issues across the board. Not Lady.
Lady is a French Bulldog and she has lived with the young couple for just four weeks.
Four years old, she’s had at least one litter of puppies and two homes, the first with a breeder. She is so little trouble that it’s hard to understand why her second home gave her up.
Poor little Lhasa Apso Max is scared of the new puppy. He is a great little dog with a wonderful temperament, but for four years he has been a much-loved Only Dog.
Things have already come a long way in the couple of days since they brought Frenchie puppy Brie home. Max’ first reaction was to growl in a defensive manner. He then ran away and hid. His family had assumed he would love her because generally he’s very happy with other dogs.
Scared of the new puppy.
She is tiny and adorable but Max doesn’t think so. (more…)