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Posted on 10/12/2013
Filed under: Rescue Dogs It's a Dog!
Following on from last week’s topic and the need for calm patience, I want to tell you about a stray dog that was once in the care of a local council and, as is the norm, there is a limited period in which it could be claimed. If the dog wasn’t claimed at the end of the allotted time period, it was to be put down. Luckily for this particular dog, his plight came to the attention of a local rescue organisation who stepped in and took him on. There can be no doubt that he was a very handsome...
Give it Time
Posted on 03/12/2013
Filed under: The Dog's View Rescue Dogs It's a Dog!
Have you ever made a change in your home such as the location of a well used item and found yourself going to the 'old' place over and over again? A classic example of my own experience here was when I decided to change where the kettle “lived”. After four days I was so fed up with reaching for it in the wrong place I almost gave up and put it back where it came from. It does take time to adapt to something unfamiliar and we should remember and allow for this when making fundamental changes to the lives...
A Rescue Dog's Story
Posted on 21/10/2013
Filed under: Rescue Dogs Behavioural Issues
We thought we’d share this story with you as (with this one at least), we aren’t technically blowing our own trumpet; the Dog Listener involved was Susan Matcham, one of our group of very experienced and dedicated Dog Listeners who help us reach as many stressed dogs (and owners) as possible. This article perfectly illustrates what we teach: it's the owners who need educating, not the dogs. Following Susan's visit, the owners were able to sucessfully employ AB and address all their issues, even though during Susan's visit, she never actually met the dog (to avoid any further stress to an already...
ANY dog can be the "one" for you
Posted on 11/09/2013
Filed under: Responsible Dog Ownership Traditional Dog Training? Rescue Dogs Common Sense
I often hear people asking which dog would be the right one for them, as the choice of breeds available is incredible, wherever you live and if you get it wrong then there could be many practical problems for you and the dog.A typical problem would be if you live an active and adventurous outdoors life then consider that a toy breed may not be the ideal partner for you. Equally a large breed, such as a St Bernard, would struggle to join in your fun. The ideal dog in this case would come within “nature’s design”, which is between...