After seeking the support of qualified behaviourists they learned that every family member needed to follow the rules consistently to help turn things around and improve his quality of life and they knew that their busy household and lifestyle would never allow for it especially with young children at home. They had to make the brave decision to let him find a new dedicated forever home and got in touch to ask for a rehabilitation space.
Teddy is enjoying life here and making huge leaps in progress with behaviourist support, we are putting a brand new training plan together to help him overcome fearfulness and lack of understanding surrounding boundaries ??
Teddy works really hard in class, he is a loving soul who has become fearful of what he doesnt understand but he is well on his way to building the perfect foundation for his transition to a forever home ❤
What else can we tell you about Teddy??
?He is a 1 year old Frenchie puppy with a big heart and a lot of spirit!
?He has lived with a cat and he can be seen pictured playing with and cuddling up to them contentedly, he could potentially live with a confident one again
?He has behaved nicely on lead when looking at livestock through fences on his off site walks, he also spent time in foster on site of a stables and was pleased to greet horses whilst he was there
?We think he could live with the right dog, he has shown very nice body language in a temporary foster environment with 4 other Frenchies
?He can be nervous of strangers at first, usually men but he is making great progress and adores his male kennel carer. We have found that he feels most comfortable with meeting new people in his own time, in a calm and controlled manner. He likes to get a feel for people before they interact with him and then hes ready to play!
?Even though they spent many happy times together, we know that the young children were often a source of stress for Teddy in his previous home so we will be looking for an adult only home
?♂️As mentioned above he arrived with huge anxieties around his equipment, it took us a number of days to get his collar on and it was around a week before he was able to confidently get dressed for his first walk here. He is now excited and enthusiastic when the lead comes out and is learning to change his fearful reaction when the lead is moved in a way that would have lead to something unpleasant before.
Teddy is able to walk nicely on his harness and loves his walks in nature and on the local high street.
?Teddy would like an experienced owner who will offer him a calm leader to rely on, someone who is enthusiastic to continue all of the great work hes doing here and wants to help him continue to smash his goals and live life to the full
?He loves learn new tricks and to practice using different strategy treat games, hes working his way up the levels fast!
?He has never been left long in a home environment, he would prefer an owner who has a lifestyle that allows him to be involved each day and to build up time left alone at his own pace
?Teddy is already neutered and in very good health