Well what can I say..she definitely knows how to use her puppy dog eyes to get what she wants..shes had several walks since we've got home and she's really good on the lead..not very good with other dogs but we'll work on that with her..she's claimed the sofa as hers each and every part of it 😂..she slept like a baby next to her new mama unfortunately there was no room in the bed for me so I spent the night on the sofa...we absolutely adore her and alough dad does the feeding and walking she's definitely mama's little girl..I'll try and upload some pics later..that's if she gets of my lap for 5 minutes 😂😍🐶🐶
Our second walk of the day today was Yasmine as we only had half an hour to spare and we were told she is not keen on walking far.
We have never walked her before but recently when we were parked in the lane she was being walked by another lady and just jumped into the open boot of our car, it was so funny, took us ages to coax her out. It's like she was trying to say "take me home with you!"
We managed to get her halfway up the lane today where she toileted straightaway but then she decided she had had enough and plonked herself down on the ground and refused to budge. We then took her back towards the Dogs Home where we walked her down to the river and she seemed quite happy to sit on a bench and watch the world go by for a while.
After a bit of persuading we were successful in getting her to walk halfway up the lane again so at least she got to have a bit more exercise.
Yasmine just needs a loving home, hope she finds the right home soon. Good luck girl!
I walked this gorgeous lady twice last week, once on my own and the second time with Dad. Last Sunday she was showing off her stubborn side quite well and was refusing to walk more than halfway down the lane. I tried my chances anyway and didn't get down to the estate, but we had a wander back to the Home and the water so she wouldn't just be going straight back to her kennel. Yasmine hopped on the bench instantly and planted her bum down, so I sat by her side and we had a good old cwtch for a short while watching the birds on the water. As ever, she took all her treats very gently and walked wonderfully when she did decide to walk. Even when she refuses it's in a very passive way - she just plonks her bum down and looks the other way.
On our second walk, this time with help from Dad, we managed to get Yasmine out and about on the estate. Running out of CDH and down the lane seems to help quite a bit and so does distracting her. It's only when Yasmine stops and realises she's heading away from the Home that her stubborn streak comes out the play. Still, with some persistence we got her out for a good half an hour - with time for cuddles in between, of course. She's only too happy to sit and give paw, even without a treat on show, but Yasmine is very treat focused and will have a good snuffle about in pockets and bags if she thinks you're taking too long
I really hope this sweet and darling girl gets to her forever home soon. Fingers crossed, Yas.
(She's very *subtle* when it comes to telling you what direction she wants to go in)
(But who can be cross for long at that gorgeous face?)
We took Yasmine for a walk on Sunday and Rob from CDH asked us to post our photograph of her from the walk. We had been told prior to walking Yasmine of her reluctance of late to venture further than the lane. When we reached the main road we were pleased to have got so far but then Yasmine promptly did a u turn. We tried sweet talking and dangling treats in carrot and stick mode but to no avail. Then along came Sidney (of kennel 10) and Yasmine decided to ‘follow that dog!’ and our walk was back on again. We followed from a safe distance until we reached Grangemoor Park whereby we lost sight of Sidney. Yasmine walked contentedly by our side seeming relaxed and to be enjoying her surroundings. She was interested in other dogs that passed by but didn’t bark or growl at all.
We've been down twice now to meet this gorgeous girl with a view to giving her a forever home. She is the sweetest dog,calm and was great with the kids too. We took her for a walk yesterday and once we persuaded her out of the lane she was a joy to walk. She kept pace with us with no pulling on the lead, and with a 6 year old the pace wasn't the fastest, but it didn't faze this beauty. Unfortunately, after a lot of soul searching, we've decided that we are not the right family to give this girl her forever home. I hope the right family come along for her soon though as she so deserves to find her forever sofa soon.
Oh dear, I've really fallen behind on my write-ups over the past few weeks, sorry Yasmine! I went out with Yasmine a few Sundays ago, hopefully I might at least get her to the estate again with a brisk run down the lane. However we were lucky with our timing and John had just headed out a few minutes earlier with his walker, so we followed close (but not too close) behind. Yasmine walks so much better when she has another large dog ahead of her, and though she can't get much closer as she's not exactly dog-friendly, she behaves perfectly from a distance. No barking, no obvious shows of aggression - I really think Yasmine just isn't that used to other dogs, so she's curious enough to follow them but not so sure about being close up. What Yasmine really loves is people! She adores human contact and is so sweet and cwtchy. Life in the kennels isn't doing her any good and what this gorgeous sweetheart needs more than anything is a safe, stable, and loving environment to help her realise that never bad is ever going to happen to her again.
We followed John and his walker to Grangemoor Park and, after I stopped with Yas for some water and cuddles and a sneaky treat, I decided to see if she'd be happy to head off on her own. Luckily she had the confidence now away from the estate to have an explore, and we had a wonderful gentle walk towards the retail park, stopping every now and then for some cuddles and for Yasmine to gain some admiring glances. On our way back we came across an off-lead but well-trained dog, so waited for him and his walker to go on far enough ahead. Yasmine was very eager to get closer but responded well enough when I made her stop and wait for them to disappear in another direction. After they disappeared, Yasmine settled back down into her usual sedate walk, and we stopped for one more cwtch back in the estate. I really really hope Yasmine's forever family find her soon. She's such a sweet and loving girl who just needs the right home to let her know she's safe and loved, and that everything will be okay.
This sweet, shy girl is an epitome of the saying "still waters run deep". She was absolutely flawless on the lead at first, took some time to do her pee/poo business then walked for some extra 100-150 ft before we crossed paths with handsome new neighbour from the kennels - Apache, who was just coming back from his walk. And that was it! Not one step further for this lady! She sat down and would only go back towards the kennels/Apache, but if you tried to turn her around, she'd just sit back dow. We had a bag of unopened treats (learned she is on a diet, so only wanted to use them as motivation) but the crinkling of the packaging didn't fool Yasmine one bit! Such a smart lady! Bet staff and volunteers have already tried that trick a couple of times and she was just not having it. As we were trying to convince her to stand up and go for a lovely walk, we met pupdater Janet and she told us that's what Yasmine does all the time - stops half way the lane and tries to convince volunteers to take her to run freely in the garden instead of walking her. Such a cunning plan! Yasmine is very intelligent and when you add her sweet temperament and appearance on top of that, no wonder she gets the garden time that she wants. Just really knows how to ask for it! P.S. Next time we are thinking of taking one dog each to try and see if Yasmine will be happy to follow (from a safe distance) Apache or another charming fella out of the kennels.
We were asked to take Yasmine out this afternoon with another dog, Bruno, to encourage her to walk further. Last time we took her out several weeks ago she got halfway down the lane and refused to budge.
Today was a totally different story, Yasmine and I followed my husband and Bruno down the lane (at a safe distance) and was no problem at all! She was raring to go! We went all the way to Grangemoor Park, following Bruno. We passed two offlead Alsations on the way but luckily their owner held onto their collars as we passed - phew!
When we turned around to return to CDH Yasmine wanted to go further - I think she would have walked for miles to be honest. However, I managed to persuade her to turn around and we started walking back but Bruno was walking too slow for Yasmine's liking so we passed each other safely and Yasmine led the way all the way back to CDH.
We also passed a couple of other dogs from CDH enroute and Yasmine was no trouble at all.
Sorry I wasn't able to take any pics of this lovely lady today but I am not very good at operating the phone on my camera one-handed and my other hand was holding onto Yasmine!
Today we took out Yasmine together/after another dog (as promised). She was happy to follow elder gentleman ABD, Bruno, all the way through the estates and my partner said she walked very, very well on the lead. I made sure Bruno and I were always in "seeing" distance, but once we turned onto the pavement out of the estates, she just decided she's had enough walking and turned right back around. Didn't sit or refuse walking further - just made a U-turn and confidently trotted away as my partner waved at me in the distance. He thought we made enough progress for today and preferred not to go through the "sitting and pulling" phase this time, hopping that Yasmine will give the afternoon walk a 5-star review and be confident to come out with us another time. Looking forward to more adventures outside kennels with you, Yasmine!
Yasmin is an absolute sweetheart. She has been on home visits several times and had quite a few overnight stays. Each time she was faultless, completely house trained and slept straight through the night. Admittedly, she likes to sleep near you, but for such a big dog she curls up on the pillow by your head and takes up far less room than much smaller dogs that have been on sleepovers.
She has very nice manners, she sits when other dogs pass us, comes when called and naturally is only too willing to sit and give a paw for treats. She is still quite young and when she first gets off the lead, does love to tear around the house, but for such a big girl she is very light on her feet and does no damage to furniture. One of her favourite things is cuddly toys and at least one gets destroyed every time she visits (more if she can get the lid off the toy box!). I have got very good a picking out the baby-safe type - no plastic eyes nor bead filling. Once the initial bounce has been exhausted she is happy to sit near you and doze quietly until food, her absolute favourite thing, or walks are offered.
She is great in the car and happy to sit in the back while you go for a drive, ideally somewhere with good sniffs, food and cuddly toys at the end of it. She is a big soft affectionate darling and deserves a special home with people who will love her forever.
Yasmine and I didn't get very far this morning, in fact only about a quarter of the way down the lane! It was bitterly cold and raining / snowing hard so I can't say I blame her! However we did have some time to have a snuggle to keep each other warm. Yasmine has both the saddest and most beautiful eyes, it would be so amazing if she could find her forever family to spend Christmas with. Good luck beautiful girl. Xx
Had a great walk with Yasmine for an hour today following Toby (walked by Alison) and it was fab to see her relax and enjoy herself.
Despite all the write-ups on the forum explaining that Yasmin will only walk when she can follow another dog, it is sad and disappointing to see that she is regularly sent out with walkers on their own who, despite their best intentions, only manage to get her up the lane and back (or even less) then she is put back in the kennel for the day.
It's really worth waiting 5 or 10 minutes for another volunteer to arrive to walk another dog so as to ensure that Yasmine will follow and get the exercise she needs.
Very belated write-up from me, but we popped down Christmas morning for some quality CDH doggie time and Yasmine was, of course, our choice. As there were so many other dogs out for the day we thought it would be better to just follow another walker rather than take a dog each. Kim the Collie was only a couple of minutes ahead of us when Yasmine trotted happily out of her kennel, but I'm not sure it would have mattered if there were no other dogs around. Clearly in the xmas spirit, Yasmine showed an eagerness to walk we haven't seen with her for quite a few months. Halfway down the lane we ended up overtaking Kim and leading the way, and though I was sure Yasmine would show her stubborn side once we left the estate and refuse to budge until Kim caught up and overtook, she marched on all the way around Grangemoor park without any reluctance and with no other dogs ahead to incentivise her.
I would definitely still recommend following another walker, as Yasmine might not always be so eager to head out on her own (so to speak), but it was really wonderful to see this gorgeous girl so happy to be out and about. We had a lot of cuddles at the benches and a few sneaky Christmas treats, and Yasmine walked beautifully. She just wants to be close to you. Her stubborn side did come out to shine a little as we started to head back to CDH - she wanted to just keep going, even when we got to a dead-end - but that's just who Yasmine is. With a safe and stable home, some training and a lot of confidence and love, I'm positive that Yasmine will be only too happy for her daily walkies with her forever people.
It breaks my heart to see Yas still at the Home. Going on six months of being kennels is doing nothing for her confidence and she so deserves the TLC and comforts only a forever home can offer. Fingers crossed 2018 is her year!