Agility for rescue dogs and our Bonnie.

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dyersantos
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Agility for rescue dogs and our Bonnie.

Post by dyersantos » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:30 am

I cannot believe that Bonnie is absolutely transfixed by Discovery HD Wild.
When she has one of her 'moments' I put it on and point to the screen and she calms down and watches intently....

She is a really clever dog, masters her puzzle toys in seconds and would make a fab agility dog.

Anyone know of agility classes for rescue dogs?

We adopted Bonnie from Gatwick on 3-12-17, and I want to channel her energy as she is a young one, but I only want to take her somewhere where she is understood and they are experienced with rescue dogs.

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Re: Agility for rescue dogs and our Bonnie.

Post by nada.c » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:27 pm

Hi, have you tried K9DC? https://www.k9dc.co.uk/. They’re based near Guildford.

We took our Steffi (ex RR) there to get some socialisation with other dogs. Because of her size (35 kgs), breed (staffy/mastiff/ambull) and puppy energy, we couldn’t let her off lead in areas near our home. Not many large dogs where we live and other people were afraid of her.

Natalie who runs K9DC set it up because she couldn’t get good training for her own rescue Alsatian. We took Steffi to meet Natalie and knew by Natalie’s approach and calm attitude with Steffi that it could work for us. We chose to do doggy day care a few days a month and it has totally transformed how Steffi communicates and interacts with other dogs (large and small, rescues, non-rescues). We feel way more confident with her dog skills and being off lead (in most situations!). All the staff are great and treat Steffi very well. She loves going there.

There is an agility centre there too where I believe they run agility classes. Worth contacting Natalie and if they can’t offer what you need, she may be able to recommend another good place for Bonnie.
We love walking our kennel dogs! If you'd like to volunteer too:
https://rescueremedies.wufoo.com/forms/ ... tionnaire/

dyersantos
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Re: Agility for rescue dogs and our Bonnie.

Post by dyersantos » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:14 am

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Thanks so much for this. Bonnie does get very stressed but really does need an outlet for her energy and a channel for her intelligence. I will definitely make contact and let you know how it goes - thanks so much it's really appreciated!!

Bonnie says 'woof' too.

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