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Dog Lovers

Most small local rescues are staffed entirely by volunteers and rely on fundraising to provide for the dogs in their care. You can help by doing a sponsored dog walk, living in a kennel for a day or any other kind of challenge. You could get donations from local businesses and raffle them off with all the proceeds going to the rescue of your choice, or you could even just grab some old blankets out of your cupboard at home and buy a bag of dog food and give that to your local rescue.

You could also donate your time. Rescue centres rely heavily on the efforts of volunteers, and you could help out with cleaning or walking the dogs that are awaiting rehoming. You’ll be providing much needed structure, companionship and exercise at a time when the rescue dog is feeling stressed out and scared.

Pet Professionals

Most small local rescues are staffed entirely by volunteers and rely on fundraising to provide for the dogs in their care. You can help by doing a sponsored dog walk, living in a kennel for a day or any other kind of challenge. You could get donations from local businesses and raffle them off with all the proceeds going to the rescue of your choice, or you could even just grab some old blankets out of your cupboard at home and buy a bag of dog food and give that to your local rescue.

You could also donate your time. Rescue centres rely heavily on the efforts of volunteers, and you could help out with cleaning or walking the dogs that are awaiting rehoming. You’ll be providing much needed structure, companionship and exercise at a time when the rescue dog is feeling stressed out and scared.

Resources

Don’t Panic!

I’ve had three rescue dogs and I’ve made mistakes with all of them, so don’t worry if you feel out of your depth, or don’t have enough knowledge to train your new dog.

The trick to successfully settling in a rescue is to be patient, provide structure, and breed specific exercise that will help your dog feel safe and secure in his new home.

This is done through building a strong relationship between you and your dog, which you can do through playing and teaching your dog you are the provider of all the fun, food and excitement in his life.

To help you do that I have two free resources for you.

The first is you can download a free copy of my bestselling dog training book ‘How to Be Your Dog’s Superhero’.

In this book you’ll discover the secret to dog training, as well as learning about all the mistakes I made with my own rescue dogs. Click the button below to get your free PDF version alterantively if you want to pay for a paperback version you can get that from Amazon.

The second free resource is a short film called ‘The Derek Diaries’. Derek is the second Dogue de Bordeaux which we adopted in the summer of 2017.

As chance would have it, I was scheduled to be working with Alex the Video guy that week, and so we recorded Dereks first few weeks with us.

You’ll see how I played with Derek for the first time and how I safely introduced him to his new home, and neighbourhood.

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