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The Arc

http://www.animalrescuecharity.org.uk/history.php 

dog rescue charity are rescuing dogs from Ireland, in the last couple of months I have had the pleasure of meeting a few, one of them Jenson, who belongs to Nicola and now more recently Miller and Lucy have found a great home with Delia and Clive. Miller and Lucy are Husky cross Collies and they not only look charming but are delightful little people! They are responding brilliantly to training, at first we all thought Miller had some special needs, seems he does, he learns in a very unique way, appearing to not understand at all for several minutes, until the penny drops and he then reacts as if he has been doing “it” all his life!

I look forward to working further with the four of them at the older puppy class that starts at Little Canfield next Tuesday!

Thinking of a new puppy?

March 26, 2012

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A few questions from a client thinking of buying a new puppy reminded me that I haven’t written a blog on this vital time in you and your dog’s life! I am not even going to start talking about breeds on this occasion, I will assume you have chosen your breed and are looking for a good breeder.

Number one for me is a breeder that rears the litter indoors, this gives the puppy so much more exposure to normal life, giving the puppy’s a head start on the dogs raised outdoors. Having said that outdoor litters can be given this same exposure if the breeder is aware of the need, which many are, watch out for those that do not understand the mental and emotional needs of a litter and give them a wide berth.

Bitches can be softer but also busier, dogs more laid back and a little less sensitive! It is often a little easier if you have two of the opposite sex, generally they are more likely to get along okay.

When a breeder starts asking you questions be ready with your own!

Annie, my friend that bred both Pie and Betty, has one puppy left in her last litter, related to my two and well reared indoors!

A well cared for puppy from a great breeder!

The following is written by Linda who I worked with recently with a rescue dog called Max, he really is a darling dog and deserves a very loving home! Linda has done some great work with him to ensure he can be enjoyed to the full! He is now ready to find his home for life and I am hoping one of you will know the exact right family for him? Please contact Linda if you would like more information or would like a chance to meet this great dog! I am also happy to vouch for his character and training!

“THIS HANDSOME BOY IS CURRENTLY LIVING THE HIGH LIFE IN HERTFORDSHIRE HAVING BEEN RESCUED 8 WEEKS AGO FROM A ‘RESCUE’ HOME AFTER 20 MONTHS OF BEING KENNELED UP TO 22 HOURS A DAY.

MAX WAS PLACED IN THE RESCUE HOME AFTER A MARRIAGE BREAK UP AND UNSURPRISINGLY BEGAN TO DEVELOP BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES AS A RESULT OF BEING INCARCERATED AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE.  AFTER ONE DAY OF LIVING WITH ME IN A NORMAL ENVIRONMENT, THESE BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES HAVE DISAPPEARED AND HIS WONDERFUL CHARACTER IS DEVELOPING DAY BY DAY.

MAX IS AN EXTREMELY FRIENDLY DOG AND VERY HAPPY IN THE COMPANY OF OTHER DOGS ALTHOUGH SLIGHTLY WARY OF SMALL DOGS.  HE HAS LOW ENERGY LEVELS AND WOULD HAPPILY SLEEP ALL DAY, ALTHOUGH I ENSURE THAT HE HAS AT LEAST 2 – 3 HOURS OF EXERCISE A DAY WHICH INCLUDES STRUCTURED PLAY TO KEEP HIM FOCUSSED.  MAX WALKS AT HEEL AND IS FULLY TRAINED AND DURING THE LAST FEW WEEKS HE HAS UNDERTAKEN RECALL TRAINING WITH AVRIL MUNSON (thedogcalmer.com) AND PASSED WITH FLYING COLOURS.

I AM LOOKING FOR THE BEST ‘FOREVER’ HOME FOR MAX AND HE CAN HAPPILY STAY WITH ME UNTIL SUCH TIME AS WE CAN FIND THE RIGHT HOME.  MAX WOULD SUIT A FAMILY WHO ARE USED TO HAVING LARGE DOGS AROUND THE HOUSE AND WHO PRACTICE A ‘FIRM BUT FAIR’ POLICY IN THE HANDLING THEIR PETS.  MAX WOULD HAPPILY COHABITATE WITH ANOTHER DOG (OR DOGS) AND SO FAR HASN’T SHOWN ANIMOSITY TOWARDS OTHER SPECIES!

HIS IDEAL ABODE WOULD HAVE A LARGE GARDEN AND THERE WOULD BE PLENTY OF ROOM TO PARK HIS 38 KILOS IN THE HOUSE.  APART FROM RUNNING OFF WITH THE ODD TEA TOWEL, MAX HAS RESPECTED MY HOME AND CONTENTS; NOT EVEN TRYING TO JUMP UP TO THE KITCHEN COUNTER EVEN WHILE A STEAMING ROASTED CHICKEN IS SITTING ATOP!

MAX IS A WONDERFUL, INTELLIGENT, FUNNY, CALM AND CARING DOG AND IT WILL BE A SAD DAY FOR ME WHEN HE LEAVES BUT I NEED TO CONTINUE MY WORK WITH DOGS IN NEED.  IF YOU FEEL YOU CAN OFFER MAX THE HOME HE DESERVES THEN PLEASE CONTACT ME ON 07766 113023 OR E MAIL ME AT LYNDA@SMARTNOTES.CO.UK.

THANK YOU

LYNDA”

Max