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MAN'S BEST FRIEND: Could you spare a little to help look after the dogs in our care?


By Spalding Today Columnist


Our South Lincs Jerry Green Dog Rescue centre is your local dog rescue - could you spare as little as £2-a-month to support the ongoing costs of caring for our rescue dogs?

On average it costs around £1,300 to provide care and get a dog ready for their new home! We need your support so we can keep doing this amazing work and help many more dogs in the years to come.

If you are wanting to become a regular giver then please contact the centre on 01205 260546 or email us on slincs@jerrygreendogs.org.uk and we can send you the forms out in the post. Alternatively you are welcome to pop into the centre and pick one up in person.

Could you make a regular donation to Jerry Green?
Could you make a regular donation to Jerry Green?

How can you not fall in love with this delightful pair!

Winston and his pocket sized companion Bella are looking for there forever home together. They would like to be the only four-legged members of the household but could live with children aged seven-plus as they are such a gentle pair!

They are like two peas in a pod and love doing everything together especially having a good old fashioned scratch behind the ear. That’s the best!

If you are interested in this lovely pair, please contact the South Lincs team on 01205 260546 or email slincs@jerrygreendogs.org.uk

Bella and Winston need a home together.
Bella and Winston need a home together.

Training tip

We have recently learnt how to do a sustained hand touch; we are now going to transfer this to a specific item which will make it easier to do handling work, as you will have both hands available.

The best item to use will be a small piece of card or something similar that is durable and can easily be stuck to a surface using blue tac or similar items. The item should also ideally be blue or yellow as dogs can easily see these colours.

To transfer the touch, place your piece of card in your hand and cue your dog to touch and reward if he successfully touches it. Repeat this a few times and slowly move it further from the centre of your hand until you are holding it in the tip of your fingers.

It may be difficult for your dog to transfer so make sure that you take your time with this stage. Once they are able to touch when it is in your finger tips you can then start to stick it to a wall in your home and ask them to touch and reward.

Again, once they are consistently touching you can start to build duration, starting with one second at first and slowly increasing the time between the touch and giving them the reward.

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