Chalkie JRT x Staffie DofB 10.15 Tadley, Hampshire

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Chalkie JRT x Staffie DofB 10.15 Tadley, Hampshire

Postby xxlynne » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:56 pm

Current Status: Homed

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Chalkie's Story : Came from a home where he had grown up with his parents and brother, living with 5 adults. Busy home and very little time for him rarely walked and never walked of late. He got reactive to strangers coming in the house and had bitten one. Family agreed to hand him over to dog warden to find more dog centred home to meet his needs. : Rescue Remedies offered a Rescue place saving his life. Chalkie is neutered; chipped and fully vaccinated. Chalkie is now in temp foster in Hook Hampshire

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Chalkie's progress through our Rescue below
Original Referral information : We work with our dogs & often reveal a different picture & positive skills as they build trust. 2.03.17: "Chalkie" 18 month old neutered JRT x SBT. White with brown patches. He looks like a really chunky JRT! I've been involved with his family for a while, Chalkie was result of an accidental mating and they kept the pup. Originally called when he nipped the housing officer on a visit when was 8 months old. We investigated and found it was a very busy chaotic household with several dogs (His mum, dad, and litter brother) and many members of the family living there. They were warned and Chalkie was to be put away or kept muzzled when people visited the property. Revisited again with the housing manager, several members of the family had moved out, it was now just 3 dogs and was a lot calmer. Chalkie was muzzled and he did rush out when we first came in, I was glad of the muzzle as not sure if would have nipped. Once in the house however he was very friendly, enjoyed lots of fuss and attention and followed us around happily.

Then a week later I had a call from the family and the police - he had nipped another visitor to the house, the family had not been quick enough to get him ready before one of the children let him in. They now have been given 28 days to rehome the dog under the tenancy and I've said will ask around to see if can help. Clearly being a JRT x SBT that has nipped twice, he is not going to find anywhere easily and have warned they may have to consider PTS.

The nips have broken the skin but not deep and it appears to be over the threshold in/out that is the main problem. He lives/lived with male and female dogs of the same type - he did start fighting with his brother when he lived there but I am not certain who started it as was told different things by different members of the family. Certainly he lived very peacefully with two females. Also lives with a cat quite happily.

The main problem with him I believe is that he was inadequately exercised/socialised/trained. They brought the dogs to a neutering/
microchipping event we ran with RSPCA/Blue Cross and it was clear they were never walked and had no idea how to behave on lead. It is possible that he will now always have to be managed especially over thresholds with visitors but it is also clear that the family is not able to do this.

I feel very sorry for him, he is in good physical condition and the family mean well but they have not given him a good start and I think it is a shame that he might have to pay the price. They are going to court tomorrow where it is almost certain the judge will agree with the decision for the dog to go.

If any chance could help let us know, we are trying elsewhere of course so will keep you posted if have any joy otherwise! xA
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Re: Chalkie JRT x Staffie DofB 10.15 Guildford Kenns

Postby nhelyer » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:02 pm

Well what a delightful surprise little man Chalkie was for us on Saturday! thumbs.gif The information we had been given suggested he might be unhappy about people entering his kennel and a little tricky to coax into a harness happily. Not a bit of it, folks ... The poor boy is absolutely terrified of kennels and can grumble at you, but it's just worry. Sausages are the way to this boy's heart and with gentle encouragement to come to you, he's soon on your lap and giving you face washes and cuddles! We took him out into the field on a slip lead, as we thought trying to harness him might be pushing our luck but, again, not a bit of it ... he was perfectly happy for us to put a harness on him and fiddle around with resizing it. SUCH a good boy! This little lad is quickly worming his way into everyone's hearts and even after just a few days at Guildford is coming to his door to meet people (albeit still a little warily) rather than just sitting forlornly in his bed. A hefty dose of our special Rescue Remedies love and TLC is just what this little lad needs to come out of his shell and realise that his life is on the up, and that's exactly what we'll give him! Guildford walkers, form an orderly queue! love4.gif

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Re: Chalkie JRT x Staffie DofB 10.15 Guildford Kenns

Postby MrsP » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:43 pm

Chalkie and I went out for his first proper walk today and it was JOYOUS! Some dogs that come to us that were never walked find going out a scary experience, others find it AMAZING! Chalkie is the latter, he adores his walks and I laughed the entire time we were out. He skips and snuffles then flops on the grass, then covers you in kisses, it's a delight to watch him discover the world. He can grumble and bark at other dogs but a couple of "no"s and he does exactly as he's told and gets back to trotting along to "good boys".
Back in his kennel we had super cuddles and I got smothered in licks, no edge to him at all. I really think Chalkie was just reacting to his previous environment and with a relaxed and gentle home he'll be the lovely boy I've seen since our first meeting on Saturday.
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Re: Chalkie JRT x Staffie DofB 10.15 Guildford Kenns

Postby mandyandmike » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:33 pm

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My first time walking little Chalkie today, he was a bit shy when I first went into his kennel but I let him come to me and within no time he was on my lap, tail wagging and trying to lick my face, I slowly harnessed him so as not to scare him and he was absolutely fine about it. Out on the walk he was so happy, a bit all over the place with rushing here and there from one sniff to another but he is just a young pup with probably no training and not been walked enough, he was just enjoying being out and about. It was so lovely to see him go from being a bit timid at first to " wahey I`m so happy!" A seriously cute boy with such a soft smooth head and ears!
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Re: Chalkie JRT x Staffie DofB 10.15 Guildford Kenns

Postby mandyandmike » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:35 pm

He wasn`t too sure about the ponies checking him out!
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Re: Chalkie JRT x Staffie DofB 10.15 Guildford Kenns

Postby MrsP » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:43 pm

Chalkie met me at his door with excited yaps, wiggles and jumps yesterday, just like every other dog at the kennels, it was WONDERFUL to see. He's still a bit nervous of strangers coming towards him on a walk but strokes and reassurance seems to do the trick and he'll watch them go by.
Here's a video of him from last week greeting Nicky back like an old pal after she went to get me a second lead (excuse the RIDICULOUS voices)

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I'm a bit obsessed with Chalkie, he's an absolutely lovely little dog who's really just a puppy.
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Re: Chalkie JRT x Staffie DofB 10.15 Guildford Kenns

Postby mandyandmike » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:29 pm

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Another walk with little Chalkie on Sunday, he was so much more confident and happy in his kennel this week, he is coming on a treat, he was easy to harness and he couldn`t wait to get out bless him. We went down by the river/canal and along to the pillbox route, he does bark at other dogs, just excitement and maybe not being socialised much maybe, luckily all the dogs we met were kindly put on their leads until we had passed by. He does pull to start with but he is just so happy to be out and by about half way round he had expended some energy and the leads went slack a few times as he wombled along. Chalkie is listed as JRT x Staffie, which I can see, but I can also see a bit of either Basset/Beagle in him, I think it`s his ears/ face and the shape of his legs coming out of that little body! Such a cutie. love4.gif
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Re: Chalkie JRT x Staffie DofB 10.15 Guildford Kenns

Postby mandyandmike » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:02 pm

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What is it Chalks?
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Re: Chalkie JRT x Staffie DofB 10.15 Guildford Kenns

Postby AlisonC » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:27 pm

Chalkie is looking so much chirpier now compared to the withdrawn little chap who arrived. He loved a few sausages in his kennel which allowed us to get to know each other a bit . He was perfect at letting me harness him and then we were off , quickly down the run and not seeming too bothered by some of his noisy kennel mates giving him a send off ! He is clearly getting used to walks and loving every minute of them. We walked towards Loseley and Chalkie does an amusing short burst then a trot then an amble and if there is grass, a roll or a rub of his body along the grass then bounces up again .... he is making the most of the outdoors and all there is to see and experience. On the first field on the Loseley route we had a little jog together which Chalkie loved as I'm sure it gave him a sense of real freedom and he does go pretty fast on his cute little legs ! love4.gif
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Re: Chalkie JRT x Staffie DofB 10.15 Guildford Kenns

Postby pits » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:14 pm

I took Chalkie out for a walk earlier. I gave him offerings of treats through the kennel door and he looked fine as I went into his kennel, and soon was clambering around trying to sit on my lap as I was crouching there. He was certainly excited and only too happy to be exploring the world and taking it all in on his walk. He liked attention a lot and like others have said he will kiss/lick you if he can get to your face haha. He looks like a very friendly little guy. Here's some photos I took:

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Re: Chalkie JRT x Staffie DofB 10.15 Guildford Kenns

Postby jackierollinson » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:11 pm

Today I had the pleasure of walking Chalkie for the first time. He's a delightful young pup, full of love. I was careful entering his kennel as my first time. He was so excited, I gave him lots of praise, in return he gave me lots of kisses while I harnessed him easily. We exited his kennel at the far end, he walked beautifully past his kennel friends to meet my husband and his walk outside, the lovely Lola. We parallel walked to the river. (Photos to follow of how they became best friends) which is good for both but more so for Chalkie to socialise. Chalkie had a lot to say :icon_barking_dog-116.gif: ( I think a little bit of showing off!) he really enjoyed his walk, taking in all the sights and sounds of the river tow path. He's a lovely affectionate little chap who needs to be given a chance to show how well he's learning about life, and how capable he is of being trained as such a young chap. I look forward catching up with him again very soon. love4.gif :dog_running-186.gif: 0028.gif
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Re: Chalkie JRT x Staffie DofB 10.15 Guildford Kenns

Postby andyrols » Mon May 01, 2017 10:34 am

See above post - Chalkie with Lola.
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