MAN’S BEST FRIEND: A weekly column from the South Lincs Centre of Jerry Green Dog Rescue
Hello, my name’s Bridget! I have the best news ever... after over a year of being with Jerry Green Dog Rescue I have now been adopted and am very happily settling into my amazing new home.
Luckily while being with Jerry Green’s I was in a loving foster home that cared for me and gave me lots of love while I was searching for a forever home.
I want to send my foster carers the biggest thank you for looking after me and giving me such a lovely year.
Dogs like me really appreciate having a foster home, as we find kennel life very stressful and the team are always happy to have homes sign up to foster dogs.
If you are interested in becoming a foster carer please contact the centre by calling 01205 260546 or emailing email@example.com
DOG OF THE WEEK: Parsnip
My name is Parsnip and I am a lovable Lurcher with oodles of energy. I love to play with both humans and dogs and do lots of zoomies in the off-lead area.
I would really like an active home where people will take me on lots of walks, play with me and give me lots of cuddles.
I would love to live with another playful dog and I could live with children who wouldn’t mind a bouncy dog as I may knock the little ones over. I am also very clean in the house.
Please call my friends to arrange to meet and fall in love with me.
Call 01205 260546
THERENA’S TRAINING TIP: Muzzling, part 1
There are many reasons why a dog may need to be muzzled. They are usually worn as a safety measure; dogs that dislike the vets, other dogs or unfamiliar people are common reasons for muzzling. It doesn’t mean the dog is necessarily dangerous, but does give other people an indication that the dog may need space.
The most important thing about muzzling a dog is to make sure they feel comfortable wearing one. Our guide will help you muzzle-train your dog in a friendly, simple and fun way!
This week we’ll look at choosing the right type of muzzle.
There are many styles of muzzles available; each has been designed to serve a different purpose so choosing the right style is the first step towards successful muzzle training.
The ‘basket’ shaped plastic or metal muzzle is a good everyday muzzle as dogs can still open their mouths if they need to pant. It is also easy to fit treats through the basket which makes them useful for training purposes.
The cloth or fabric type of muzzle is usually made of fine mesh or nylon and fits snugly around the dog’s mouth. These are often used by vets and groomers as they are only recommended for short periods because dogs cannot open their mouths to pant while wearing them.
Cloth muzzles should never be used out on walks as there is a risk of overheating.
Next week we will look at how to train your dog to wear a muzzle.
• We run a variety of training classes and 1-2-1s at Jerry Green Dog Rescue. If you would like to find out more about positive training techniques call me on 01205 260546.