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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Mimoo123, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Mimoo123

    Mimoo123 New Member Registered

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    Hi there everyone,

    I'm Natasha and I'm new to the forum. I'm an animal mum to two horses, eighteen chickens and two dogs!
    My dogs are Lennie, who is a 4 year old English Springer Spaniel dog, and Poppy my somewhere in-between 2-6 years old rescue Working Cocker Spaniel bitch.

    I've joined the forum to broaden my knowledge on rescue dogs and ways that I can help Poppy rehabilitate and enjoy her life to the fullest and of course training her as she is an ex puppy farm breeding bitch, so she knows nothing and has led a very very sad life up until this point. We've had her 2 weeks and she is doing really well. :)
     
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    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    welcome @Mimoo123 and all of your gang!

    Aw bless her - I bet she doesn't know what to do with a family who love her!

    You will get lots of help and advice on here :)
     
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    Mimoo123 New Member Registered

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    Thank you :) nice to meet you Josie,

    No she doesn't! shes stuck to me like glue all the time and if she doesn't know where I am she paces the house frantically till she finds me... which is cute and lovely that she feels safe with me, but I do worry that it could become separation anxiety.

    She really is a lovely little dog and i just don't understand how people can be so cruel.
     
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    Hi there , wow what a large family!

    Only one of my rescues remained a velcro dog and even he became less firmly attached to me as time went on, in the beginning I couldnt even go to the loo alone!
    Give your little girl time and ecourage her to enjoy her freedom.. Im sure once she gets used to the idea she will be ok and of course she has Lennie to help her adjust.
     
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    Well my partner had the option of babies or animals and i'm sure you can guess what he chose :D

    She is much better than when i first brought her home - I can leave the room without her following me now but within about 10 mins shes running around looking for me haha.
    I'm doing my best and she loves Lennie to pieces though i can't say he's that best pleased on having a new sister to share with - but he's not being horrible which is good.
     
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    She's very pretty:) If she will stay in a room without you for 10 minutes after only 2 weeks I'd say that's brilliant progress already.
     
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    I can recommend 5 resources without reservations -

    the 2 free books found here, which include habituation & socialization without flooding:
    Free downloads

    this website & blog, for fearful dogs:
    Fearfuldogs' Blog

    fellow-trainer Renee Premaza's articles on helping fearful dogs relax:
    fearful | Search Results | Jersey Dog Trainer

    & Levels Training, a step-by-step outline of everything a dog needs to learn:
    Training Levels (originals) | Mind to Mind

    plus ANYthing by KikoPup / Emily Larlham:
    Dog Training by Kikopup


    She sounds like she's progressing nicely. :)
    - terry

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    Welcome to the forum. That's some collection you have there! Well done on rescuing Poppy :)
     
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    Welcome fellow spaniel owner! I've had three cockers over the years and am now with our fourth, our most challenging boy to date! I also have a rescue corgi x - so between the two will probably be coping with all your problems on a a daily basis...:confused: Well done for rescuing your cocker. Puppy farms make me :mad:.
     
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    Welcome :)
     

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