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MAN'S BEST FRIEND: Patterdale searching for love

Hi everyone, I’m Ollie and I’m a sweet little Patterdale looking for my new forever home.

I am an older gentleman, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy sniffing, walking and playing. These are some of my favourite things to do – but cuddling comes in a very close second.

I absolutely love people and enjoy being around them. I would love to find a spot on a sofa of my very own, cuddled up to a forever family, that would be a dream come true.

Ollie needs a loving home. (42381165)
Ollie needs a loving home. (42381165)

I’d also like my new humans to have some experience with dogs like me that struggle around other dogs. Because of this, my friends at Jerry Green are hoping I could live in a quiet area with no other pets in the home, or neighbouring dogs.

I can live with children aged 14-plus and I’d like the time I’m left alone to be the maximum of one hour.

If you think you could offer me a forever home, please call the South Lincs centre on 01205 260546 or email them at slincs@jerrygreendogs.org.uk

Donate and help dogs like this. (42381163)
Donate and help dogs like this. (42381163)

How to support Jerry Green

Why not support Jerry Green Dog Rescue today and make a tail wag?

By signing up and making a regular donation, you’ll be helping hundreds of dogs in need find their forever homes.

Every day, our highly skilled teams support our dogs by giving them the highest standard of care and lots of love.

However, some days in rescue are harder than others as many of the dogs who come into our care require extra veterinary care and training support, which puts a strain on our limited resources and funds.

If you can help us and would like to sign up to a regular donation please visit our website: www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk/donate/donate/2/direct-debit. Alternatively, you can contact our fundraising team on 01652 657820 or email fundraising@jerrygreendogs.org.uk if you’d like to find out more.

How much training should I do?

With many of us at home during lockdown with free time on our hands, it is the perfect time for us to spruce up our dog training abilities and teach our dogs some new skills (or perfect some cues they already know). But how well trained does your dog need to be?

Well the answer is, it is up to you! Think about what you would like to teach your dog to do, or if they sometimes do behaviours you don’t really like, think about what you can teach them to do instead.

There might be a small list of little quirks that you would like to change, such as stopping your dog from stealing items, digging up your flower beds, or begging for food when you’re eating dinner. Or you may want to focus on some bigger goals, for example, if your dog barks at other people and dogs when on their lead or if they struggle to be left when you are normally at work.

Depending on how long your dog has been practising the behaviour you want to change and how quickly they pick up new things will depend on how quickly you make progress.

So set aside some time (short 10 minute sessions a few days a week work for most people), make sure you have something that your dog finds rewarding ready like their favourite toys and treats, and start practising.

Don’t forget that although trainers aren’t able to come and do practical sessions at your home, many are offering phone or video consultations, so get in touch if you need some support www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk/our-training-classes

Our training tips from previous weeks have looked at topics such as using marker words, using rewards in training and basic topics like teaching your dog to come back when called – so make sure to check these out for help.

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