I have had the pleasure of working in conjunction with several dog rescue establishments, helping to ‘rehabilitate and train’ some amazing rescue dogs, from home and abroad, who through no fault of their own, have acquired many varied behavioural issues due to their often sad start in life. Being moved from home to home, living with different people, other dogs or animals, can make it very stressful for rescue dogs, added to the stress of whatever the dog has experienced in its past. This can make a dog much less confident in new surroundings, including new owners.
Having acquired my own ‘rescue’ Tibetan Terrier ‘Oreo’ when he was 13 months old, already having been at three previous homes and was being considered for euthanasia due to a history of bites, I know first hand how difficult changing ingrained behaviours in a dog can be. But with consistent training, all done at the dogs own pace, rehabilitating them to accept this weird human world of ours IS possible!
During this crucial time of adjustment, I will help you make your rescue dog feel safe and comfortable, and show you how to be patient whilst your dog adjusts to it’s new ‘forever home’. Training a rescue dog comes with their own problems, and the training can take considerably longer to achieve, but by using patience, calmness and positive rewards, success is not far away!
Does your dog have behavioural problems? Steve Hutley can help!