An online ‘Help Me Help My Dog’ consultation. They believe Daphne, rescued with her puppy siblings from a well in Hungary, is a Posovac Hound. She is now six months old and they have had her for two months. Her journey from the well to her forever home must have Read more…
Jack Russell Chihuahua mix Rollo is scared of hands. Until a couple of years ago he was a friendly little dog who enjoyed gentle petting from most people.
Then something happened. (more…)
Callie nips little children.
She’s okay with women but isn’t happy too near small children – or some men.
She welcomed me in a friendly fashion with lots of sniffs and a couple of little jumps but I took little notice of her until I had sat down. Then I gently said hello. She immediately and subtly shrank away a little.
The little Jack Russell Chihuahua mix is probably more nervous generally than they realise. People often find it hard to read the more subtle signs in their dog’s body language.
She had had four homes before she was even four months old. A man was giving away Callie and her tiny siblings in a car park. The crucial formative weeks of her life won’t have been the best.
However, fortune shone on her when she came to live with the couple, my clients. (more…)
Tala is shy with people she doesn’t know. She is particularly scared of men.
A year ago she was rescued from an abusive situation. Where shy dogs are very often more frightened of men than of women, it may be that Tala has particular reason to be shy of men.
She now lives in a lovely family. It took her time to relax with the two men when she came to them from the RSPCA a year ago, but now she’s soft, funny and loving. (more…)
What a big change in living style the mix-breed terrier has had.
It seems Poppy came from a fairly manic household with comings and goings, unpredictable young people and lots of noise. Judging by how she may now wince or recoil from hands, it’s very likely she wasn’t handled very kindly.
It’s possible a man treated her harshly, though it is common for nervous dogs to be more afraid of men than of women.
Not sorry to lose her
They asked one of the older children if they were sorry to see her go. The child said, ‘Not really’. (more…)
Two gorgeous Toy Poodles! They have had ten-year-old black Bosco since he was a puppy and the confident friendly little dog is a testament to their good ‘dog parenting’. Denver they rehomed from Many Tears Rescue in Wales a couple of years ago and he was used as a stud Read more…
Two year old Mastiff X Bobby is a delightful, gentle dog who understandably is wary of men – most especially young men wearing hoods. Abuse at the hands of male youths He had an tragic start in life, suffering cruel abuse. He belonged to a group of youths who tried Read more…