Dutch ^

 

Dutch ^ Status: Available

ID: 35822

Name: Dutch ^

Breed: Beagle

Age: 1 Year

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: At Many Tears in
Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

02-11-2022 Dutch is an extremely scared girl who has come to us from a breeder.  She is very frightened about being approached by humans and will run as soon as she sees us coming towards her.  She has come to us from a breeder has never seen anything of the world before or known that hands can be kind and gentle and hearts loving.  Dutch is going to need a very special, experienced and quiet adult only home who have had scared dogs like her before and understand how to work with her to overcome her fears. 
Until she settles into her new home Dutch is a potential flight risk so the garden and house must be very secure and there must be at least one other confident dog to help her and who will allow her to cuddle up with them for comfort and support if she wants to. 
Dutch has never been in a home so this is going to be completely overwhelming for her at first and she will need owners with endless time and patience to help her learn about house training etc.  At first the garden may be as scary and the inside of the home so getting in the garden and then back in the home could take time.  Dutch has no idea about lead walking and this is something else her new owners will need to work on once they have gained her trust.  They will need to start practising in the garden and then progress outside in quiet areas and the importance of double leading Dutch cannot be stressed enough.  In time and with owners who really understand her needs Dutch will slowly start to flourish and her adopters will be rewarded by seeing her become a happy beagle girl.  Dutch has a passport

18-11-22 UPDATE 
I’ve been working with Dutch for a week or so now and the difference I’ve seen in her has been amazing. When she first got moved to me, she was extremely frightened, skittish and very growly. Humans were probably the scariest thing in the world to her and it was absolutely heartbreaking to see.
I’ve spent a lot of time on my hands and knees, talking in a silly squeaky voice to her, and giving her lots of yummy treats, and I’m happy to say it’s definitely paying off. In general, she is a happy and waggy girl now who loves going out in the sandschool and running around, and food holds a very special place in her heart. The only fear Dutch is yet to overcome is human touch. She will take treats from my hand, approach me and sniff me all over and even give me little kisses, but as soon as I go to touch her she backs off completely. This is something that is going to take a long time I think for her to get used to, but with a lot of time, patience and kindness, I do believe she will get there.
Dutch will need an extremely understanding home with people who will go at her pace and not push her, as she will bite when she’s uncomfortable. She’ll need a lot of gentle guidance and reassurance, and masses of perseverance. She’s such a sweet girl and she’s so young, but she is traumatised so it’s going to be a long road to recovery. I really hope we can find her special home soon.

12-12-22 UPDATE
Dutch is still with me and she continues to make a good amount of progress every day. Because I’ve been working so closely with her for a while now, I do feel as though we have a good bond forming and she gets SO excited to see me every day. She’ll wag her tail so hard and run up to see me straight away .. it’s so lovely. I am still working on touching her, but she has taken a small step forward with it. A couple of times now I’ve managed to give her a little scratch under her ear and she’s allowed it. I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but if you could have seen her when she first came in, you’d understand how amazing it actually is. 
Food is still her favourite thing in the world so this is the main thing I’ve been using to earn her trust .. that and a whole load of love and kindness. I do think she knows I’m not a threat now, it’s just getting her used to being touched is the main focus. Seeing how well she’s improved with me in just a few weeks though, I’m confident I will get there with her.   

16-12-22 UPDATE
I know it hasn’t been long since my last update on Dutch, but I just had to show you all this video. As I mentioned before, human touch was still her biggest fear and I was working a lot with her on this. She was improving slowly each day, but yesterday it was like something clicked in her and she decided she was okay with having really big fusses … and even belly rubs!!!! Watch the video and just see how happy she is. I honestly couldn’t believe it when it happened, but I am SO beyond proud of her. It just goes to show what perseverance can do .. never give up on your rescues!!! Please bear in mind although she is like this with me, she is still nervous around new people and it will take a while for her to reach this stage with anyone else .. BUT it proves that she will get there!  

20-01-23 UPDATE

This perfect girl amazes me more and more every day. The confidence she has gained with me over the past month or so has been nothing short of a miracle. She is the most affectionate girl I think I’ve ever met and literally all she wants to do is snuggle with me. I am so beyond proud of her in every single way, and I wish more than anything that someone will see this and instantly feel the love for her that I have. Okay, she’s not cuddly with anyone else like she is with me, but I’m posting this update to show you that with time and patience, she will be. I’ve worked with her every day since she arrived so she’s obviously going to have a stronger bond with me than anyone else, but think how much progress she’ll make in a home being around her new owners 24/7. Once she settles and gets used to home life, she is going to be the most amazing companion in the world and anybody will be lucky to have her.
 
Since my last update Dutch has learnt how to walk on a harness and she’s absolutely nailing it. I wasn’t expecting great things the first time I took her out, but she did amazingly well and I was shocked at how well she coped. We’ve been out about 6 times now and she does get better each time, but she is still nervous of people walking by and loud noises (but that’s totally to be expected)! I always take treats out with me to distract her from anything that I know will make her a little nervous, and it works nearly every time. She also passed her cat test today while we were out on a walk!
 
If you have the time and the understanding, and space in your heart to welcome this incredible girl into your home, PLEASE consider her. I can’t express enough how much of an absolute sweetheart she is and I just know that when she gets over the first hurdles of living in a home, she’s going to love it so much. Please somebody give this girl a chance. 
 

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PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

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