Bobby – 4-5 year old male Cross-Breed
Bobby is a 4-5 year old male Cross-Breed. He is fostered in Norwich Norfolk. He was rescued from a public shelter in Romania and adopted to a home in Germany. Unfortunately, Bobby suffers from a .major case of what we in the trade call “little dog syndrome”. This is a common complaint caused when a big personality is concealed in a little body resulting in said dog feeling that they have a point to prove. It can be compared to the shortest man in the nightclub puffing out his chest and trying to cause a fight with the bouncers! His…
Bobby is a 4-5 year old male Cross-Breed. He is fostered in Norwich Norfolk. He was rescued from a public shelter in Romania and adopted to a home in Germany.
Unfortunately, Bobby suffers from a .major case of what we in the trade call “little dog syndrome”. This is a common complaint caused when a big personality is concealed in a little body resulting in said dog feeling that they have a point to prove.
It can be compared to the shortest man in the nightclub puffing out his chest and trying to cause a fight with the bouncers! His adopters could not cope with this behaviour and he was returned to Romania to await transport to us.
He has since been adopted twice, returned the first time through no fault of his own because the chihuahua in the home wouldn’t share and recently. After all, after several months, his adopters reached the end of their tether with his anti-social behaviour.
On a serious note, life is very hard for small dogs in the shelters and many do not survive them, if they do not learn how to look fearsome quite quickly they won’t make it out alive. This combined with the capacity to love his human family and the knowledge that there is “bad stuff” out there results in one cute little dog intent on protecting the family he adores.
Bobby can be a wonderful addition to the right family but care must be taken when visitors come. On walks, Bobby will bark at everyone and everything and needs extremely firm control or he will lose his she loses control.
Bobby gets on well with other dogs in the home, he needs an adult family. He loves his walks but walking him is not always an enjoyable experience so if there were someone out there with their land that could work much better.
There will need to be a high level of commitment put into this cute little boy whose downfall has been loving his family too much and wanting to protect them from the demons he sees around every corner.
We seriously do not expect a high level of calls after this honest and blunt writer up but he is what he is and there’s no point in dressing it up. He is super affectionate with those he loves and at home but he’s hard work in most other situations! Cute though eh??
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.