Alba – 10 month old female Cross-Breed

Alba is a 10 month old female Cross-Breed. She is fostered in Norwich Norfolk. She was picked up from the roadside in Romania as a small puppy along with her two litter mates. Unfortunately with the transport ban in place, there has been no opportunity to do anything but let the pups grow up in the shelter and socialise them as best as we could in that environment. Alba is a super friendly girl who loves people. She’s had limited experience in leadership training and will need time invested in this. She can be quite wilful and determined to go…

Alba – 10 month old female Cross-Breed

Alba is a 10 month old female Cross-Breed. She is fostered in Norwich Norfolk. She was picked up from the roadside in Romania as a small puppy along with her two litter mates.

Unfortunately with the transport ban in place, there has been no opportunity to do anything but let the pups grow up in the shelter and socialise them as best as we could in that environment.

Alba is a super friendly girl who loves people. She’s had limited experience in leadership training and will need time invested in this.

She can be quite wilful and determined to go in the direction she chooses lol so will need someone with a reasonable level of experience in basic training.

She is an intelligent girl and will learn fast but she must get those lessons from the start as she will be playing catch up for the first few weeks.

Alba can live with other dogs but has some issues around food with other dogs so an only dog home would be simpler for her (she has no issues with people and food just dogs due to sibling rivalry).

Alba could live with children aged ten plus. When you adopt a Safe Rescue dog, you MUST use a slip lead.

This will keep your dog safe: your new dog will be nervous and will not trust you, and you will not know which situations might upset your dog.

If your dog panics, then a slip lead is the only way to prevent your dog from escaping (many dogs can escape from a collar and/or harness). It will take AT LEAST 3-6 months for your dog to settle in and for you to know your dog fully (longer for nervous dogs).

The slip lead must ALWAYS be used during this settling-in period. Even after your dog is settled, it is safest to use the slip lead in situations where your dog may become scared (e.g. visiting new places, around unfamiliar people, at the vet), and in situations where unexpected triggers might happen (e.g. around bonfire night).

Nervous dogs may always need to wear a slip-lead as a backup safety measure. The slip lead is a safety device and must NEVER be used as a training tool.

Using the lead to apply pressure to the dog’s neck is damaging. If your dog pulls on the lead, then we can advise you on training methods that avoid harm.

Once your dog is settled, you may want to consider using a harness (together with the slip lead) if your dog is comfortable with being handled when it is fitted.

Most harnesses are not escape-proof, but harnesses with a strap behind the ribcage (e.g. Ruffwear Webmaster or Perfect Fit Harnesses) are safer. Retractable/extendable leads must never be used on our dogs. Adopted dogs must be collected from the rescue and transported straight home in a crate.