Lucky the Lurcher Learns Some Dance Moves
Here at Dogs Trust Loughborough, we’re always on the look out for ways to liven up our dogs’ stay in kennels, and to uncover any hidden talents they might have. So when the team at Dog School East Midlands offered to put on a doggy dancing class for some of our canine residents, Assistant TBA Naomi jumped at the chance to bring Lucky along to learn how to strut his stuff.
Lucky is a 3 year old Lurcher boy who originally came into Dogs Trust Loughborough as a stray. He has been with us since January 2017, and for some reason, doesn’t seem to be catching anyone’s eye on our rehoming corridor. Lucky is a sensitive boy who has a few worries when he’s meeting new people, especially if they make too much of a fuss of him. But he does love human company, and will look to the people he knows for confidence and reassurance.
Doggy dancing class sounded ideal for Lucky, because trick training with lots of treats and positivity is a great way to help an under-confident dog come out of his shell, and a good way to form a relationship with a dog who may not want a lot of hands-on fuss.
The class was low pressure and allowed Lucky to work at his own pace and in his own space. Dance steps on the agenda included the cha-cha, weaving, twirling and spinning, walking backwards, jumping through the handler’s arms, and taking a bow.
Lucky took to some dance moves quicker than others – he wasn’t too sure about the cha-cha, but when it came to taking a bow, he was the star of the show! Lucky showed he can learn really quickly, and loves working for treats, and it’s great to see his confidence grow when he gets something right. Lucky only has a little stump of a tail, but he still knows how to wag it when he’s having a good time.
We took a little bit of video so you can see Lucky perfecting his bow. Lucky is very popular with his carers, who all see his potential, and we know he’ll make the ideal companion for someone who takes the time to understand him, and find his hidden talents.
Lucky needs a home with adults only, and not too much coming and going, so he can find his feet in his own time. His new family will need to be happy to enjoy his company without smothering him with hugs and kisses. He needs to be the only pet in his new home, although he likes to meet other dogs out on walks, and is a bit of a lady’s man around female dogs.
If you’d like to find out more about Lucky, you can find more information on our website, or call the centre on 01509 880 070 to talk to one of this friends.