Spalding, Holbeach and Donington residents: Please give Tammy a home!
Hello everyone, my name is Tamara or Tammy for short. I have been at the centre coming up to two years now and this is not an anniversary I want to be celebrating. Could you offer me the home I am looking for?
I am such a fun, loving dog and you would never have a bad day around me... just look at my sleeping position. I am always making people smile. I love my toys and chews but I do have a soft spot for cuddles, and I am very much a lap dog despite my size.
It would be great if I could curl up next to you on the sofa. I do enjoy jumping on my foster carer’s bed and having a cuddle each morning before she gets up for work!
I can live with children aged 11 and above but would prefer to be the only pet in the home.
For more information call 01205 260546 .
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Training tip: Giving a paw!
Trick training is not only a fun activity to do with your dog, but it can also provide great mental stimulation for them. To do thisyou will need some small bite size treats or their usual food.
Step 1: Placing a treat in a closed fist, you will put this just below your dog’s nose level. If the treat is tasty enough your dog should show interest and start to sniff or lick at your hand. Ignore this behaviour and it is likely your dog will start to lift their paw slightly to paw at your hand. When they do this, use your marker (e.g. say “good”) and give them a treat from your other hand.
If they do not lift their paw all the way to your hand but move it slightly, you can mark the behaviour and reward them for this. Increase the criteria gradually so they have to lift their paw higher and higher to receive the reward. Repeat step one around 10 times until your dog is placing their paw on your hand nine out of 10 times you present it with a food treat inside.
Step 2: Now you are going to present your closed fist without a treat. If your dog paws it use your marker word and give them a reward. Repeat this around 10 times until your dog is placing their paw on your hand nine out of 10 times when you present it without a food treat inside.
Step 3:If you want your dog to place their paw into an open hand. Present a flat, open hand below your dog’s nose level when they place their paw on it mark and reward them with a treat. Repeat this around 10 times until your dog is placing their paw on your hand nine out of 10 times you present it without a food treat inside.
If your dog is struggling with this, go back and practice step 2 for more repetitions.
Step 4: Now it’s time to add your verbal cue. Say “paw” then offer the palm of your hand to your dog. When your dog places their paw inside mark and reward. Like before, repeat this step until your dog is doing it consistently.
You can gradually increase the distractions and try it in new environments, so your dog can do this wherever you are!