Desensitising or Flooding?

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…

Puppy Farm Dogs Used for Breeding

The lady was, to quote her email, at ‘such a low ebb’ as she described what was happening with her two recently adopted puppy farm dogs. Considering the mental condition of the dogs she has taken on, she has already worked miracles. However, without support, she can’t herself see the progress that Read more…

Importance of Early Socialisation

I have just been to two five-month-old siblings. Before the family picked them up about four weeks ago, despite being brother and sister each puppy had had a very different life. They are Canaans, a rare and ancient breed. Lapidos is confident and friendly, Leah is afraid of everything – of people Read more…

Nips People Who Visit

Beautiful Indie is another Shepherd-type dog that is reactive to people – particularly people coming to his house. He was abandoned as a puppy of three months old on the streets of Romania and spent the next three months in kennels – crucial months in his development. The reason he Read more…