I'm looking at adopting a dog

(3 Posts)
TrollTheRespawnJeremy Mon 04-Jan-16 21:09:49

First time dog 'owner' although had a family dog growing up and look after IL's, SIL's pooches etc.

I have a 6 year old DD to consider and we do spend a lot of time on a farm so there's lots of other dogs and animals to consider.

I feel confident that we can give a dog a good life etc, but was hoping if anyone could share any hints or tips when meeting rescue dogs or going to visit them at rescue centres.

Thanks in advance!

CMOTDibbler Mon 04-Jan-16 21:46:29

Rather than a rescue centre, I'd recommend looking at charities who foster their dogs - they know the dogs much better and how they behave in a lot of different situations.

If a lurcher might be a type you would consider, then EGLR have some lovely dogs who are all in foster and are great on advising about specific dogs personalities.

You can do specific stock proofing training classes with your dog to teach them nice behaviour around sheep etc

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Tue 05-Jan-16 02:15:43

I'm in Scotland and I know that some of the rescue centres use fosters where possible.

Even with the internet still quite hard to find them all and a lot of websites very out of date

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