Lizzie Crossbreed DOB ?2012 Camden NW London

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Re: Lizzie Crossbreed DOB ?2012 Camden NW London

Post by Sarahk » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:14 pm

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Re: Lizzie Crossbreed DOB ?2012 Camden NW London

Post by mandyandmike » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:37 pm

Wonderful news, such a lovely gentle girl is Lizzie, lovely pics, thanks and please keep us updated. :havefun.gif:

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Re: Lizzie Crossbreed DOB ?2012 Camden NW London

Post by Purple Poppy » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:43 pm

Brilliant news. I will miss her dearly, so glad she is rehomed. Love the photos. I had no idea she was being rehomed today. I went to her kennel today and she was not there smiley-sad010.gif Please give her a big kiss from me x

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Re: Lizzie Crossbreed DOB ?2012 Camden NW London

Post by chinquest » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:34 pm

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Re: Lizzie Crossbreed DOB ?2012 Camden NW London

Post by Chapmania » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:20 pm

So thrilled for Lizzie. Be happy sweetheart Kiss of love.gif xx

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Re: Lizzie Crossbreed DOB ?2012 Camden NW London

Post by AlisonC » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:44 pm

Beautiful Lizzie so happy for you Kiss of love.gif

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Re: Lizzie Crossbreed DOB ?2012 Camden NW London

Post by MandaTK » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:07 am

So pleased for our gentle darling LIzzie. Be happy sweet girl. Lots of love. xxxxxxxx Thanks to Tracey for championing Lizzie. x :smiley-bounce016.gi:

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Re: Lizzie Crossbreed DOB ?2012 Camden NW London

Post by BandK » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:27 am

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trying her out on the collar instead of the harness,
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She seems happy to walk by my side when not in the harness (i'm still asleep though)
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She's settling in...

Took her for an hours walk in Regents Park this morning and she's now asleep!

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Re: Lizzie Crossbreed DOB ?2012 Camden NW London

Post by Purple Poppy » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:41 pm

Love, love, love the photos - thank you so much for keeping us updated. Lizzie is so gorgeous and so lucky to have you. I used to take Lizzie on days out and when she was not surrounded by other dogs and had plenty of space from others dogs, she was a very calm angel of a dog. When off and on lead dogs got too close, she would give the impression that she wanted to play and gave off all the signals I would expect a friendly dog to do and then all of a sudden she would lunge at the dog, without warning and surprised me with her strength. I was very grateful for the harness, so that I had more control over her and most importantly I did not hurt her neck, when we were in these situations. Last week we went to a fun day (I will post the video soon so you can see her having a wander around) and she really did not feel comfortable around the dogs who came up close (and you are unable to control other people's dogs, and because Lizzie looks and is so sweet, other people have a false sense of security - including myself when I first started walking her). We were looking at a stall and when a dog came over I naively thought Lizzie would be ok, but again without warning, she jumped and had her paws around the other dogs head - without the harness I would not have been able to pull Lizzie away, and I would not want to be responsible for another dog or Lizzie being injured. Lizzie is a great dog, but because she has been in rescue for such a long time, she gets confused by other dogs' body language and is relying on her new lovely family to make sure she is safe. I would urge you to use the harness so you have full control of her on necessary occasions. I can see why you think she would prefer just to have the collar, and it is so nice of you to take such good care of her and I can see that you have already really fallen for her - but I beg you please, please use the harness, it is best to be safe than sorry, she needs you to protect her and keep her safe. Laws have changed now, and it would be so awful if something that could have been avoided happens. Please do not trust her around other dogs, she needs your guidance and support and protection, as she has limited life experience. I hope you don't think I am undermining you, as this is not my intention, you are doing a great job, but please please use the harness and I fully understand why you perhaps thought it was better not to. Please keep in touch x

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Re: Lizzie Crossbreed DOB ?2012 Camden NW London

Post by BandK » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:34 pm

Hi there,

Firstly, please don't worry about giving us the benefit of your experience of Lizzie. We absolutely will not take offence because we all want what is best for her and that's all that matters.

I can totally echo your experiences of her when meeting other dogs, she's hyperfocused on them and waits until she's close enough to make contact before she lunges (we were forewarned and used the harness on our first and second walks so at first sign of a curling lip and feeling her begin to pull she was instantly taken away from the other dog so no contact was made which is how it has to be). I've already picked this up and we are walking her away from other dogs so that we all get used to each other.

The harness is absolutely the best way to ensure she's not hurt when being pulled away from a situation and we are working with it when we know there are other dogs around.

The reason for using the collar this morning was that when we walked her around midnight last night we tried the collar midway through the walk (in a totally empty park) we found her to be more responsive to gentle changes in direction and within a few minutes was trotting by our side without any tension in the lead which was a big improvement on the earlier walk where she was constantly straining and seemed very tense.

Compared to when she's on the harness she seemed much more relaxed and playful with us as it appeared she could tell our relaxed mood better through the collar.

We'll be walking her in about an hour or so using the harness as it's a busier time of day and will see what difference using the collar has made to her on-harness behaviour. The collar experiment is all about us being able to communicate with Lizzie and her to communicate back via the lead without using too much tension and isn't a long term plan.

We really appreciate the ongoing support and will keep you in touch with how she's getting on.
Your advice is well noted and we are absolutely erring on the side of caution as we want her to be as happy and safe as possible.

On another note I'm taking her to the vet on Monday for a general health check, is there anything other than what's on this thread that I need to know?

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