The lady, when I asked what the problem was, gave just two words: ‘Broken trust’. This is so sad. She is an experienced dog owner who has put a lot of love and effort into helping and training her rescue Springer Spaniel, Jack. They have come a long way in Read more…
I found Dexter friendly, but careful. He tries to please – almost like he’s scared not to.
He is a three-year-old mix of mostly Labrador and Lurcher or Greyhound. They have had him for just three months.
When out of the house fear takes over and then he’s unable to take notice of them.
Unsafe on lead
Walking by the roads Dexter simply feels too unsafe so he’s on high alert, panting and pulling. Twice a day he pulls desperately to the nearby field where they can let him off lead. Once free, he’s a different dog. He charges about, happy, and will once more listen to them.
Dexter feels so unsafe only when he’s on lead. If he sees another dog, even at some distance, he starts to bark. The frantic barking then changes into a high-pitched cry. He then will jump up on them, almost hugging them, scared and appeasing at the same time, like expecting something very bad to happen. (more…)
The last of German Shepherd Princess’ eight puppies went to a carefully checked home a couple of weeks ago and she has now been spayed. Duke on he right (the puppies’ father) and Princess, both three years old, had the wrong start in life. Duke was in a barn and Read more…