Rescue Programme

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Our Rescue Programme

A major goal of the Dog Trouble foundation is to help support rescue centres in the rehabilitation of dogs with behaviour issues to improve their chances of being rehomed.

Many dogs are either unbalanced when they first arrive at a rescue or as a result of being in a stressful kennel environment for long periods of time.  Either way, many owners seek behaviour advice for their rescue dog in the early stages of adoption.

To help improve the behaviour and well being of dogs within a Rescue environment, Jo developed The Dog Trouble Foundation Rescue Programme, where Jo and the Dog Trouble team provide on-site dog behaviour training and support to staff and volunteers over 2 days.

Topics covered include:

  • Creating a calm and positive environment
  • Fulfilling a dog mentally and physically
  • Assessing a new dog
  • Dog Body Language and Energy
  • Handling dogs with behaviour issues

Occasionally, the Foundation will also consider rehabilitating and rehoming dogs where for various reasons, it is agreed that the dog would benefit and thrive being with the Dog Trouble Pack and/or rehoming. So far, we have successfully worked with both Binfield Dog Rescue in Billingbear and also with Appledown in Dunstable, which is where our first Foundation rescue and rehab dog, Buddy, came from. You can see more of Buddy’s story below.

Current Dogs for Rehoming

Name: Iggy
Age: 2 years
Breed: Mixed unknown

History: Iggy was rescued from Greece and placed in a home. However due to unforeseen circumstances the owners felt it would be better for Iggy to have a new home. Iggy walks well on lead and recalls off lead. Iggy is good with other dogs and with people. We have worked on Iggy’s possessiveness with tennis balls and he will now release a ball, sit and wait respectfully.

Iggy will need owners who are calm and assertive and who do not have very young children. You will need to have the time and be committed to providing Iggy with the daily exercise and training he needs to keep him balanced and happy!

Email info@dogtrouble.co.uk or call 01189791214 for further details.

Name: Bailey
Age: 2 years
Breed: Basset Hound

History: Bailey was owned from a puppy by Dog Trouble clients, who adored him and were heartbroken to give him up. However due to the onset of guarding issues over toys and food, the owners felt they were not assertive enough to gain his respect and partake in the rehabilitation coaching that was required to get Bailey balanced again.

As a result Bailey has undergone a rehabilitation programme at Dog Trouble and is now much more respectful and balanced around toys/food. Bailey is a happy chap and is fabulous around dogs and people in general. Potential owners will need to be calm and assertive, with no young children and be committed to coaching sessions to ensure that his possessive behaviour does not reoccur. Bailey is a great dog, who will entertain you with his cheeky, loveable ways, please give him an opportunity to be a part of your life!

Email info@dogtrouble.co.uk or call 01189791214 for further details.

Success Stories:  Buddy

During a visit to Appledown Rescue Centre in Bedfordshire in 2014, Jo ‘adopted’ a young homeless dog called Buddy on behalf of the Foundation.

Buddy was originally found with a couple of siblings in a ditch and was fearful to the point of almost being unable to function at all without pooing/weeing himself.

As soon as she saw him, Jo knew that no one would be able to help this dog better than her own pack of balanced dogs who could teach him how to trust, relax and become a dog again.

So, back Buddy came to the Dog Centre where he was immersed in the day to day life at Dog Trouble and where he lives happily now enjoying his daily pack walks, running and play time in the paddock with the rest of Jo’s pack.

Click here to see the start of Buddy’s journey!

If you would like to make a Rescue Centre Programme application please Contact Us Today!

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