|Magnificent 7 - six dogs and a human... evening dog walk|
We have had Rafa a German Shepherd who needed some time learning a few manners, learning not to rush and to be a bit more confident around dogs. He has been a delight and so willing. The girls fell in love with him and had the "best" time playing chase with him. Rafa is now home and practicing all he learnt with his family.
|George crate training|
|Jack with Akina|
We also have two terriers - Jack and George - who will be heading to their new home in England in a few weeks. There foster carers are having some holiday so the boys are having some holiday combined with a bit of confidence training and crate training ready for their journey. They too are a delight and very quick to learn! We were also joined by Cressa another dog like Betsey but much, much smaller! She is such fun and also loves the girls but desperately needs to work on her confidence as she has issues of over submission. Everyone might think it is cute to see her curling and wriggling, but it is actually not at all healthy. When really over submissive, greeting us in the mornings, having her supper and so on or if she is just over excited and does not know "how to be" and so just submits in what almost looks like a fit, she urinates everywhere including all over herself. Although it sounds harsh, it's really important to ignore her and not touch her, talk to her or stimulate her - only in this way as she relaxes and when she shows confidence can she be re-engaged and I have to be ready with a reward very quickly for all her positive and confident behaviour.
|Testing out the raised bed and new|
|Rafa and the girls at the lake|
|Cressa - as cute as can be! If you know|
anyone looking for a small dog and
would like to give Cressa her forever home
contact us or Axarquia Animal Rescue
I have a little video clip of a virtual tour of the play/kennel area and some photos of them during construction and finished. The raised beds and lying platforms have proved a hit! Jack and George in particular love lying under theirs and playing in their sand pit.
The Leadchanges workshop and fundraiser for AAR is now going to take place on November 23rd as we hope to get more people then and therefore raise more money!
I will be writing up the Camino as soon as I am home so look forward to the latest adventures and if I get a chance I will post a few comments "en route".
The last bit of news is that Betsey found a great new home in Germany and although there were a few teething troubles over the first week as she settled in - never easy for a dog that has not had security before and when she finds it suddenly it's all change again (!) - but they are now all on their way to being one big happy family and Betsey is a jogging partner to one member of the family every day. Now we just have to find Cressa a family and she is going to be a star!!
More soon and enjoy the virtual tour!