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: Oscar
Age: 4 years
Breed: Miniature Schnauzer

History:  Oscar is a great dog who attended Boot Camp and underwent coaching with Jo alongside his current owners.  However Oscar’s owners feel that he would be better suited with someone who has the time and patience to help him continue progressing with his anxiety issues.  Oscar regularly attends Day Care at Dog Trouble and socialises well with dogs here.  However, Oscar has shown some reactivity towards dogs when he is walking with his current owners, which is very much related to his anxiety with them.

Oscar currently lives happily with a young toddler but would be more suited in a calmer household as their energy can make him feel anxious. Oscar does not moult and will need grooming every 6-8 weeks. Oscar is extremely well behaved in the house and is fully house trained.

Oscar is a very sensitive and affectionate little chap who needs a calm environment with owners who have the time and commitment to providing Oscar with the daily exercise and training he needs to keep him balanced and happy!  Jo will happily support Oscar’s new owners with coaching to ensure a smooth and successful transition for him.

Email 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 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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