Ellie is still looking for here forever home?
If you are looking for an active new family member to go on lots of adventures with then look no further. This is Ellie and she is a one-year-old energetic girl that is looking for a home that can keep her busy with long walks and that is happy to continue her training and socialisation.
Ellie can be a little anxious as she has had an awful lot of change in her short life so far, so she would be looking for a home that has the patience to allow her to settle and find her feet again.
She would like a family that is around a lot of the time initially to help her settle and build her confidence with being left on her own. Ellie has been socialising well with other dogs and may enjoy living with another dog that is as adventurous and playful as she is, as long as they get along after meeting at the centre.
Ellie can potentially live with confident cats too as she has previously, but they do sometimes need to give her a bop on the nose as she does sometimes forget they don't like to play like dogs do.
She could live with children aged 11 and above that are used to being around energetic, bouncy dog, as long as they are good friends after meeting at the centre. If you think Ellie could be the four legged friend for you please get in touch with the South Lincs centre on 01205260546 or email on email@example.com
Man’s best friend and our constant companion, we dream of taking our dogs to the pub, out for a picnic or even to a café for a drink. This can be hard to imagine when our dog is wriggling and excitable when we leave the house, so today we are going to look at how we can teach our dogs to settle and relax in any environment.
First we need to give your dog a predictable signal which means to settle and relax - a bed or blanket is often easiest for this. To start,have some treats discretely in your pocket or a treat pouch and place your dog’s settle blanket next to a sofa or chair. With your dog on a lead (if needed) sit down and drop a single treat on the blanket when your dog isn’t looking and is offering a calm behaviour – standing still, sitting or lying down will do.
After a few seconds, drop another treat in the same place, rewarding your dog for their calm behaviour when the bed is present. Keep dropping those treats in the same place every few seconds and once your dog is offering calm behaviour more regularly, reduce how often they are dropped, e.g. from every two seconds to every five, 10, 20 etc so your dog is doing more work for less rewards. After you have finished practising, make sure to remove the blanket so your dog knows settle work is over.
Gradually, you should start to see increasingly more relaxed behaviours such as sitting or lying down when their blanket comes out. Once they can settle well on it at home, you are then ready to take your practise out to the real world.
Did you join us at Wyndham Park, family fun day?
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone that attended the family fun day at Wyndham Park, where we ran the fun dog show, raising nearly £250.
All this money goes towards us continuing to support and care for our dogs. We receive no government or Lottery funding so events like this really help raise funds that are vital to help us to continue the vital work we do. We will be running our annual Santa Paws event on December 8 and hope to see you there.
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