| Status: AvailableID: 16886|
Breed: Beagle Cross
Age: 2 Years
Adoption Fee: By Donation
| Location: In Foster in |
18-08-2016 Helly is an 18 month old beagle cross who has come to us from a breeder. She is a... Read More
18-08-2016 Helly is an 18 month old beagle cross who has come to us from a breeder. She is a very nervous girl in need of some TLC. She will need a resident friendly dog or dogs in her new home to help her learn about living as a pet and give her some confidence. She has never lived in a home before so may find the new sights and sounds scary to start with. She doesn't know how to walk on a lead yet and will need help with her housetraining. If you feel that you have the time, love and patience to bring this pretty little girl out of her shell then please complete an application form.
Helly is a beautiful looking young beagle who has settled a lot since her arrival. She is a lot more calm now - will not shake in fear when you approach her or when strangers look at her through the kennel door. She infact, will also approach you and give you kisses and can now look you in the eyes. She is much more comfortable in the company of humans now but has a way to go yet.
Helly loves going outside, especially in the sandschool, where her tail will be high and she will run around and bound around with her friends. She will let out a bark of happiness! She is quite a playful girl too. Helly has not been trained on a harness and lead yet because she has been known to be quite flighty, but she is settling in our arms much more these days and so will begin her harness and lead training this weekend.
Helly is a very friendly beagle who loves other dogs and loves to cuddle up to them in bed and shares all her toys and food really well. She loves meeting new friends too and wags her tail and kisses them! She is a very sweet girl.
Helly is sad when she is left for a brief moment if her friends are taken to the sandschool before her, and cries a little. But she is getting used to the fact that it's not going to be long before I come back for her to carry her there!
Helly would need to be homed with another more confident resident dog as this is all she's been used to and her new friend will provide her with the confidence she needs to develop and become a happy dog, and who will teach her all about lead walking and becoming house trained.
Helly is a very gentle soul in need of alot of love to help her gain more confidence. She has made so much progress since being here and will come over to you and give kisses, she will allow you to 'fuss' her back if you do this gently and slowly. Helly has started her first step in harness training and will sit in her harness without causing any issues but she will require alot more attention.
Helly has now been in her foster home for a week, and loves going on long walks in the countryside. She is very securely attached to us at the end of her long line and any adopter would have to be mindful that they will need to keep her very safe and secure as new things can worry her. She has grasped that leaving the house with her harness on is a good experience and jumps in and out of the car without prompt and travels perfectly in her harness.
She seems to like Labradors a lot and when she met a chocolate lab out on one of our walks she wagged her tail a lot, and purely by chance after talking to the owner I found out this lab was adopted from MT 18 months ago. So maybe she had been kept around labs as she definitely likes them.
At home if she is uncertain of anything, she tends to move towards my ex-breeding Beagle, so a calm kind dog is a must for her to be adopted with. At this stage she would also need a quiet home and no young children as just their noise and energy has worried her when she saw some on a walk. This may change in the future but the first day she arrived with us she did tremble in fear but has mostly relaxed in the house except for feed times. Then she gets anxious even if we approach her with a bowl of food, so we feed her in a room with one of my other Beagles, and don’t look at her.
As yet Helly hasn’t been confident enough in the house to approach us and give us licks (as she did to the staff at the centre) but this is quite normal for a dog to retract slightly when they are moved, but she will sit, relax, and sleep laying on one of the sofas in the lounge. From the moment she arrived she choose to sit on the sofas (as opposed to any of the dog beds), and also managed the stairs perfectly. She sleeps upstairs with the other dogs in her foster Mum's bedroom in whichever dog bed she chooses and was only crated the first night, but we felt it made her more anxious, so she is now left to choose her own place to sleep.
It is a pleasure to have been able to give Helly a space in a foster home after her long wait in kennels, and she gives me every indication she will make a lovely dog.
Helly has now been in her foster home 2 week and is doing amazingly well. She gains confidence and improves daily. She is getting cheekier and more playful every day and showing herself to be the young dog she is. An adopter must take on board that she is still quite sheltered in her foster home and is only being introduced to normal life slowly; however she gives every impression that she will make a wonderful dog.
Helly is loving life being in a home. She goes for long walks in woods or on the edge of Salisbury Plain every day and we only take hold of her long line if we meet other people as a precaution. She has become confident enough to start taking treats from my friends out on a walks or when they visit at home.
She is not confident though being left at home on her own, even with the company of other dogs and has chewed items that I have touched. So we are starting to crate train her for the occasions she is left. But this is a maximum of an hour, twice a day. The rest of the day she does like her toys and empties the toy box daily - just how a young dog should be!
Helly is doing amazingly well and her confidence continues to grow. She is allowed to go further away from us out on walks as she comes back every time we call her. At home if she sees the other dogs having a fuss she will come up for some too; and every morning she is very pleased to see me and gives me lots of kisses! Her house training is almost there and she is always clean overnight, sleeping upstairs with the other dogs in a dog bed in her foster Mums bedroom. She is only crated for short times, along with a frozen kong to keep her occupied if her foster Mum has to go out. Her foster home has many dogs coming and going and she gets on with all of them; she is a very sweet and cheeky young dog who has come a long way since she first arrived at the rescue.
Helly is doing really well on her rural walks in fairly isolated locations so we have introduced a few busier places, but she hasn't enjoyed anywhere with busy traffic, nor where young kids are playing. When she met the children she was off lead and just backed off, so I picked up the end of her reduced long line and guided her past. She was then fine and carried on her walk as normal. We have also taken her away for the weekend to Oxfordshire, and as she was with the other dogs and us (who she now trusts) she fine and also travelled really well.
Outside on her walks Helly is braver to meeting strangers than in the confines of a house, and will generally take a treat from them. At home if a visitor (or my male partner) tries to stroke her she will move away just out of reach. Sudden movements and some noise (like clapping hour hands) still startle her but she does recover. She is fine thought with normal household noises. So, Helly still has a lot of "firsts" to encounter and learn, but with the right calm confident adopter she will develope into a lovely dog. She certainly has come a long way from the very nervous dog that arrived at MT back in August, and does let me stroke and fuss her.
As Helly trusts me her recall is great, but this strong attachment does stress her if I have to leave the house. So I've found crating her with a frozen Kong helps reduce this anxiety and stops her seeking out things I've touched which she will chew given the chance. She is only ever crated for a maximum of one hour twice a day if I have to pop out, and never overnight - she sleeps peacefully all night on a dog bed with the other dogs in our bedroom.
When Helly gets excited, or when someone comes to the door she will do the Beagle Bray. She also greets me like this in the mornings! When she does become excited she can forget her toilet training, and if the back door is closed she is yet to ask to go out. But if the back door is left open she will go outside to toilet, so for a dog that has lived all its life in a kennel enviroment she is progressing well but still needs the quiet calm confidence and direction of an owner, could that be you?
Helly interacts and plays with the other dogs on her walks and at home more now. She follows me from room to room but isn't yet brave enough to come and sit next to us on the sofa, Instead she chooses a dog bed or the sofa opposite me. She can still be wary at home if she is unsure why you are approaching her, but she will let me sit with her and give her some fuss. She trusts me (her foster Mum) but is more wary of men, so her primary carer would need to be a women or a very experienced male who would be patient with her. Out on walks she is great and the only thing that will deter her coming back is if she has found something edible. We still walk her in very safe locations where she can be happy and run free, with no road work to get there. So she would suit someone who goes for lovely country walks or has some of their own land. I do still try and expose her to new situations; I quite often take her into a countrywide type store to buy a dog treat, and she still shakes when we go in, but she has now accepted a treat of of one of the staff members. These small steps might not seem like much but the staff are impressed on how much braver she is each time. The great thing with Helly is once she trusts you, she likes to stick close to you and takes the strength from you in situations that worry her.
PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.
ADOPTION DETAILS - HELLY IS BY DONATION
Although HELLY is by donation rather than the full adoption fee, please make your donation a reasonable one in line with the costs that have been incurred. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.
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