Yesterday there was a plea put out for someone to get a dog out of a situation where the owner was going to have the dog put to sleep... she had even phoned the RSPCA and told them it was a pit bull The dog is a Stafford who has been kept muzzled in a garage for 2 years and not seen the light of day. A rescue offered back up and someone who has previously fostered for the rescue got her out last night.
The poor dog is in a terrible mess apparently, exhibiting fear aggression (understandably) and the fosterer is terrified of inadvertently making it worse. I don't think the rescue has anyone with this kind of behaviour experience.
Can anyone help? Has anyone please got any tips that I can pass on? Thank you
Thanks Calamity. You're right, of course - just hoping for some sort of miracle I suppose. As she is under the care of the rescue, I don't think they would necessarily be able to afford a behaviourist but I shall ask them if they have contacts.
Poor wee girl is terrified of the bloke - who is fabulous with dogs and loves them to bits - but she goes ballistic when he walks into a room if she is in it.
It's not a big rescue. One of the bigger small ones, but not big.
Yes Eeyore... she is ok with the woman, but not the bloke. I have been led to understand there is a lot more going off too but don't know exactly what as yet, other than she appears completely terrified.