This is highly disappointing and makes me very frustrated with the people who take them thinking that they will be perfect quiet dogs in new homes..... these dogs need time to settle in and learn the ways of the household, i seen a lady trying a dog out for a walk a few days ago and she kept telling the dog to heel... the dog has been locked up for many many hours and your expecting it to not pull on the lead? there's no common sense anymore! don't worry sweet pup wont be long and you will have a comfy sofa again
It's worth mentioning here that not all rescue dogs need 'special homes' and Angel doesn't need a special home. She just needs a few weeks of patience and she will undoubtably be one of the most docile dogs around. Yes, rescues are hard work, but no more hard work than a puppy. Every dog just needs a home, and whether they are rescue or not does not denote how much love and care they are deserving of.
Embrace the slight lunacy of a cooped up dog. Their pure unbridled joy at being out and about is wonderful, and let them pull and enjoy it! Save the training for later
Saw the beautiful Angel today being walked down the lane. She came out of the kennels full of life and energy - she looks SO good - I can't believe she's the same dog in the early photos. What an amazing dog - it's surely time she found a home where she'll get training and love and devotion - the same love and devotion she'll give back in bucket loads!! A very beautiful girl - CDH staff and volunteers have all worked some magic to transform her to the dog she is and always should have been - well done!!
I took Angel out for an hour last Monday and she was fab It was the first time I'd taken her on a harness and she seemed to go really well in it. She did stop a couple of times in the lane but walked on with some gentle encouragement, and pottered along quite happily whilst I chatted with Mike. We met a family walking their dog and they stopped to ask about Angel and give her a smooth and she lapped up the attention, their dog was off lead but only interested in his ball much to Angel's disappointment! We stopped for a break at the picnic table and she did a lovely sit and enjoyed some fussing, and then on the way back she lay down on the cycle track, rolled onto her back for a tummy rub, and then just sat for a while watching the world go by. Whenever people ask why her eyes are red I feel like saying she cries a lot because she's got no home of her own yet She really is a lovely girl
Ricki and I gave Angel a run out in the garden with her old friend Boomer this afternoon. They had a great time charging around and jumping all over each other, totally wore each other out and the mud and rain only seemed to add to the fun!
I met Angel for the first time yesterday, unfortunately she didn't want to go for much of a walk. We got about a quarter of the way down the lane, she did her business and then looked at me as if to say "No chance, it's wet out!" and lay down. The only direction she'd go in was towards the home She's a darling though and loved any attention she was given by people outside the home.