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Dogs » Stevie

by Stevie,Sarah,Willow&Max'smom

Saturday 10 Apr 17:17



4 years on and remembering my handsome gentle giant Stevie. Hope you are looking after Willow, Sarah Scare Bear and the rest of the gang. Candle lit in memory of not only you but all the hounds running free with you.

No longer by my side but forever in my heart. Xxxx

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Dogs » Jack

by Stevie,Sarah,Willow&Max'smom

Saturday 10 Apr 17:13



Happy birthday to Jack, only a few more sleeps until you go home. X

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Dogs » Ritchie

by Liz_beth

Saturday 10 Apr 16:36



Thanks Angie. I feel so proud of him. We've just walked along the canals and there were two small dogs on top of one of the barges. These two dogs have run up and down the length of the barge barking at him and he barely bated an eyelid. Once we got home, we had a couple of practices of me leaving him downstairs on his own. The second time he didn't even get up when I moved and stayed on the sofa the entire time I was upstairs. He didn't even attempt to come with me. As I said, he is a bright boy, who is really flourishing living in a home xx

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Dogs » Jack

by Shanesmum

Saturday 10 Apr 16:08



Happy Birthday handsome Jack! Not long now until you will be off to your very own home. xx

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Dogs » Belle

by Shanesmum

Saturday 10 Apr 16:07



Yay - another lovely red sign. Well done sweetheart. x

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Dogs » Cassy

by Shanesmum

Saturday 10 Apr 16:05



Oh little poppet what great news - well done. Good job we didn't unpack your case yesterday!! xx

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Dogs » Ritchie

by Shanesmum

Saturday 10 Apr 16:04



What a great report for Ritchie. Just goes to show what can be achieved with time, patience and consistency. He sounds like an absolute treasure, and is obviously learning what's expected of him.

Thanks so much Elizabeth for giving this boy a break from kennels and working with him to show him the way forward. Fingers crossed a new forever home comes his way soon. x

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Dogs » Cassy

by shanishoo

Saturday 10 Apr 15:34



Another super quick worker, well done poppet xxxxx

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Dogs » Belle

by shanishoo

Saturday 10 Apr 15:33



Oh gorgeous Belle, I am over the moon to see that you have been reserved, so happy for you, well done sweetheart xxxx

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Dogs » Ritchie

by Liz_beth

Saturday 10 Apr 12:47



Ritchie was doing zoomies around the garden first thing this morning. He is such a happy boy :-) We were at the far end of the garden together and the fence panel rattled. We both turned round to see a squirrel's head and paws just coming over the top. Both Ritchie and the squirrel froze to see who would make the first move. The squirrel darted and despite Ritchie's speediest of lunges, evaded him. He was so disappointed!

I have been working with Ritchie on various things. When he was returned to the kennels, we were told that he could be quite reactive to other dogs. He has been exposed to lots of other breeds every day that he has been with us. Whilst he still whines, I find holding his collar to guide him past another dog works a treat. I only hook one finger in his collar, so that gives an idea of the strength needed to control him.

We were also told that he finds it difficult to be left alone. It is true that he does prefer to be with someone, but he has started to gain in confidence. He will chose to leave us now, normally at tea time. We eat in the kitchen and he goes and jumps on the sofa. He also likes to accompany you upstairs. Whilst we have allowed him upstairs with us, if you just want to nip upstairs quickly, it is not practical to have him race up the stairs with you. A firm 'no' does stop him following you and depending how long I am upstairs, he will settle, although I also do not leave him for long. This will of course, need further practice when he goes into his new home. I think he has a lot of potential though.

Ritchie absolutely LOVES his food. We have been practising not diving at it once it is put down. We only started this yesterday. I use one hand to hold him back and put his bowl down. Before I left go of him, I use my other hand to signal that he should wait and then I release him. This morning he waited for a few seconds before he was allowed to start. This was all done by just my hand raised in front of him. We will keep practising so that I hopefully don't have to hold him when I put his bowl down. He is a bright boy though and I think he will get the idea quickly.

He is a good boy in the house. He is interested in the food in the kitchen but after a few times of body blocking him, he gives up and lies on the rug.

He is a really handsome and loving boy. If anyone wants to know anything else about how he has been getting on in foster, please just post a question and I'll get back to you.

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