Maisie is a medium-sized lab-type cross, she’s round 5 years outdated.
Maisie, Fostered in South Shields.
We met Maisie a short while in the past on a visit to Romania. We have been working in a shelter, however feeding the native strays at any time when we may as properly. Maisie and her little good friend quickly caught on, and day by day they might flip up at time for dinner.
On the final day, I simply couldn’t bear to go away them, understanding we wouldn’t be there the following day after they turned up, and the battle would begin once more for them, so a mad sprint rescue was put collectively, and earlier than anybody knew it, they have been within the automotive and on their strategy to a stunning shelter.
Maisie could be a little bit shy at first, notably with males, however she shortly comes round, and as soon as she is aware of you she’s extremely loving and dependable. She wags along with her entire physique if you come within the room, even if you happen to’ve solely been gone for five minutes.
She walks fantastically on the lead, she’s residing properly with different canines, however may additionally stay fortunately as an solely canine.
Once you undertake a Secure Rescue canine, you MUST use a slip lead. This may hold your canine secure: your new canine will likely be nervous and won’t belief you, and you’ll not know which conditions would possibly upset your canine.
In case your canine panics, then a slip lead is the one strategy to forestall your canine from escaping (many canines can escape from a collar and/or harness).
It would take AT LEAST 3-6 months to your canine to settle in and so that you can know your canine absolutely (longer for nervous canines). The slip lead should ALWAYS be used throughout this settling-in interval.
Even after your canine is settled, it’s most secure to make use of the slip lead in conditions the place your canine could change into scared (e.g. visiting new locations, round unfamiliar folks, on the vet), and in conditions the place sudden triggers would possibly occur (e.g. round bonfire night time). Nervous canines could all the time have to put on a slip-lead as a backup security measure.
The slip lead is a security machine and should NEVER be used as a coaching software. Utilizing the result in apply stress to the canine’s neck is damaging. In case your canine pulls on the lead, then we are able to advise you on coaching strategies that keep away from hurt.
As soon as your canine is settled, you might wish to think about using a harness (along with the slip lead) in case your canine is snug with being dealt with when it’s fitted. Most harnesses aren’t escape-proof, however harnesses with a strap behind the ribcage (e.g. Ruffwear Webmaster or Excellent Match Harnesses) are safer.
Retractable/extendable leads must not ever be used on our canines.
Adopted canines have to be collected from the rescue and transported straight residence in a crate.
Fences and gates have to be 5 ft minimal in peak and safe.