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MAN'S BEST FRIEND: Who doesn't love a tombola?

By Spalding Today Columnist

Our South Lincs centre has got some upcoming events in the next few months and to help raise more money to help the dogs in our care we like to run a tombola, because who doesn’t love a tombola? We are looking for any items that we can use as prizes for both dogs and humans.

If you have any items that you would like to donate towards our tombola which will help raise money for the dogs in our care, please drop them off to our centre, Jerry Green Dog Rescue, Marsh Lane, Algarkirk, Boston PE20 2BB. We are at the centre every day between 8am and 5pm for drop-offs. Alternatively you can use one of our collections bins located in Rookes pet shop (Spalding), Morrisons (Spalding) or Tesco (Boston).

Who doesn't love a tombola? (9881138)
Who doesn't love a tombola? (9881138)

Isn’t our boy Eddie just so handsome?

Our boy Eddie had his very own photo shoot where he got to show off how handsome he is! He is such a sweet boy who is looking to find someone who thinks he is as handsome as we do.

Eddie is a super sweet boy who can be a little shy initially but quickly wants to become your best friend. He would suit a home that is pet-free but could live with children aged eight and over.

If you feel you can offer Eddie his retirement home please phone the South Lincs team on 01205 260546 or email slincs@jerrygreendogs.org.uk to arrange to come and meet him.

Can you give Eddy a home? (9881098)
Can you give Eddy a home? (9881098)

Training tip

This week we are going very simple and teaching a hand touch to your dog - this will be very useful in the future.

First of all get your dog's focus and give a few treats so they know you have something tasty. All you need to do is present a flat hand to your dog, who will naturally investigate your hand and as soon as this happens treat your dog from the other hand. If your dog isn’t interested in your hand, you can get their interest by having a bit of meat/soft cheese on it to encourage your dog to sniff your hand. Again treat from the other hand as soon as your dog touches your hand.

Once your dog is touching your hand each time you can start to make it a bit more challenging for your dog by presenting your hand in different positions and using the other hand. You can cue this to the word ‘touch’, as this will come in handy for other touches.

Next week we will progress on from this and help them hold the touch for longer.


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