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 owners seek behaviour advice for their rescue dog in the early stages of adoption due to behaviour issues becoming apparent.
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, some dogs spend a long time in a rescue due to their behaviour issues, deeming them ‘hard to rehome’. The rescue programme can support rescue staff and volunteers in rehabilitating these dogs to enhance their chances of being adopted.
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
If you are a rescue organisation and would like further details about how to access our Rescue Programme please Email: email@example.com
Rehabilitation and Rehoming Programme
This programme is for pre-owned or rescue dogs that have undergone rehabilitation and are available for adoption. There are some cases where Dog Trouble clients realise that they are not a good match for their dog, despite their rehabilitation and ask if we can help to rehome their dog. Dog Trouble will provide an induction programme and support to potential owners of dogs being rehomed under this programme, which is the best support you will ever get compared to other organisations! This programme is about matching the right dog with the right owner and giving dogs with behaviour issues a happy forever home!
Current Dogs for Rehoming
Age: Approx 6 months
Breed: Spaniel mix
History: Sammy is a 6 month old, non castrated, Spaniel mix from the Kalamaki Dog Aid programme. Jo was feeding Sammy as a stray with his mum and siblings for a few weeks and with the support of Zante strays managed to rescue them for rehoming. Sammy was extremely timid at first which is why he has not yet been castrated but is growing in confidence! He needs to be with another dog as he looks to them for guidance and support. Sammy loves his walks and is learning basic commands very well, including recall. With clear rules and boundaries and the guidance of another dog Sammy is a loving gentle soul.
Likes: Calm environment and being with other dogs and people. He loves being with Dolly!
Dislikes: Over excited energy and busy households
To meet Sammy and see if you are the right match for him please Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01189791214.
Name: Dolly (pictured on the left)
Age: Approx 9 years old
Breed: English Setter Mix
History: Dolly is a stray from the Kalamaki Dog Aid programme. She was dumped probably due to her age/health and was taken in by Zante Strays. Dolly is currently living at Dog Trouble as she had some health issues when she arrived from Zakynthos, Greece. Dolly is susceptible to conjunctivitis as she has typically droopy eyes! She also has a heart murmur but is very happy and healthy otherwise. Dolly is spayed and at her ideal weight now. Dolly loves everything- dogs, people, kids and would be quite happy living with an older person who is physically able to walk her but does not live a hectic life! She does have a very high Prey drive as she has been used for hunting in Zakynthos, therefore her recall is developing but will need to be kept on lead and worked on a long line until her recall is reliable.
Likes: Being out in the garden looking for birds and sleeping in her dog bed which she has just discovered is very cosy!
Dislikes: None really but will chase and hunt cats, birds, rabbits etc
To meet Dolly and see if you are the right match for her please Email email@example.com or call 01189791214.