Pooches set their New Year's resolutions
Whilst many of us may have already failed at keeping to our new year’s resolutions, a number of dogs at Dogs Trust West London’s rehoming centre are busy working hard on theirs this January, in the hope it will help them to find their forever homes.
“I will practice toileting outside so my carers can reward me”
Nine-year-old German Wirehaired Pointer Tiddles is trying his best with his toilet training and to only do his business outdoors. As he can be worried by new things, he’ll need patient adult-only owners that can help him get to grips with this skill and staff are confident he’ll have it nailed in no time! He’ll need a private garden to practice in. He’s a sensitive soul who knows several commands already and would like to be visited by new owners a few times to build up a bond. He’s able to live with another calm dog who he can learn from.
“I will learn even more new tricks to show off with my carers”
Rolo is a clever five-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross who is hoping that learning some new things will impress his special someone. Despite having had a tough time prior to arriving at the centre his temperament is very jolly, and he simply lacks a bit of confidence when meeting new people, which he is working on. He knows several commands already but has recently learnt ‘high-five’ and staff are training him on recall and with socialisation. He’ll need to be the only dog in an adult-only home and would benefit from owners that are experienced with his breed and don’t live on a busy road.
“I will work with my carers to feel more confident in the dark”
Crossbreed Beaney is nine years old and is scared of the dark, which is associated with his fear of fireworks and loud noises. Staff are working hard on this with him using lots of positive reinforcement. They even relax him with a story and some quiet time together before bedtime and have put a small night-light in his kennel to help him feel safer when it’s time for lights out. His confidence is building every day and the rehoming centre are sure that he will thrive within the right home. He is well socialised with other dogs and loves walking buddies but needs to be the only dog in the home. His adult-only home must be in a quiet area so that his confidence can continue to grow.
If you think you’d have the perfect home for one of these hardworking pooches please contact the centre on 0300 303 0292.