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: Palmer – NOW ADOPTED by the mum of one of the Dog Trouble Centre team!
Age: 6 years
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
History: Palmer is a 6 year old, spayed, female English Springer Spaniel – her birthday is 15 August 2012. She has been in the same family from 10 weeks old. Her owners have young children and another very active Springer and the two dogs are not a good match. Athough there have never been any issues between the dogs, Palmer finds the situation with young children and a very active dog very unsettling.
Palmer is very intelligent. She is a very loving dog and very sweet. She is a great companion though is fine doing her own independent thing as well. She loves going for long walks, playing fetch or just sitting by your side. She loves to swim, and is a calm dog and does not need as much exercise as a normal Springer. She interacts well with other dogs and older children (10+). She has lived in both apartments and homes and has taken well to farm life, so someone in a rural environment would be a good match as well.
Palmer is well trained and knows all the basic commands and has good recall. She can get possessive with toys from time to time, so the owners stopped giving her toys as she doesn’t miss them when she doesn’t have them.
Email email@example.com or call 01189791214 for further details.