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#1 Scruffy Wuffy

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

I do volunteer work for a rescue group here. As well as fostering the littlies when I can I also do the rescue work which involves picking up the chosen dogs from the pound,taking them to the room for their flea wash etc incl a vet check,I also do photography of the dogs on my rostered day.

These little guys I was given when they were just roughly nearly 2 wks old,they hadn't opened their eyes so of course I was having to bottle feed them all. I had seen the mum when I went to pick the pups up and she looked a very slim girl,up to say my knee if a bit shorter. She had the colourings/markings of a red heeler with possibly jack russell looks.

Well,I can see the Heeler in the pups mainly with the leg colourings but as for the rest who knows.. laughing2.gif
One is def what I call the odd one out-Chalky the black one as he is larger and has longer legs. These are some pics I have on them not too long after they all had their eyes open. Will post some up to date ones later on when I can sort them out.


Maggie


Nucky


Angie


Chalky


Oh,and will say now my all time pick of the litter is Maggie, such a gentle sweet little thing AND so very active & bouncy compared to her siblings. Close behind is Nucky, I think he is learning a few " How to be cute" tips from Maggie as he is becoming a little similar to her. Angie has a home waiting for her & I'm pretty sure Maggie has too. Just haven't had confirmation yet.

#2 Red Cabbage

Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:04 PM

Bahahah love the TMX weighing. Cute!

#3 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:38 PM

Aaaw, the cute liddle puppies. wub.gif

#4 mewsings

Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:31 PM

They are sweet, and I laughed at the improvised TMX weigh-in too  biggrin.gif

Any staying with you ?  I vote for Maggie if that's the case......

#5 Scruffy Wuffy

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

Lol,def cute lil puppies..wink.gif

Mewsings,if I could one of them would def stay with me but I have 3 dogs of my own already and aint allowed any more. Of course Maggie would be my pick. She ticks all the boxes! Sorry will add updated pics soon its just I been a little slack.. blush.gif
They went into the vets today for their checkup and first vaccination. Chalky,the black one weighed in at 2.5kg whilst the other 3 were all 2kg.

Spikey,something I want to ask you & I want your opinion. Chalky has been showing some terrible shyness when people & kids have been here. He runs and hides.His face is also a very worried look too.The first lady & child that came through he actually hid under the computer desk & even growled.With his litter siblings he is very much the top pup. Can you give me any suggestions on what we can do to try & get him a little more confident around people?


#6 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:12 AM

I will do - am off to work in a moment, but will post some suggestions tonight. I'm sure Casime and the others who are breeders/trainers can also make some suggestions too.

#7 Therese

Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:05 PM

They are very cute original.gif

#8 steppy

Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

Are they named after Boardwalk Empire characters?

#9 Feral Becky

Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

I love the pics, as for the weighing scales biggrin.gif

#10 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:34 AM

I haven't forgotten you!

#11 Scruffy Wuffy

Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

Lol,Spikey..Its more like I keep forgetting here.

Yes,Steppy,all named after Boardwalk Empire they are. We have a habit of naming our fosters after characters in tv programmes. I've had a few True Blood pups too. laughing2.gif

A pic I just took minutes ago whilst they were sleeping.



Now an update of the problem child Chalky.

Yesterday evening we had a young female come through wanting to check the fella's out. She came in,sat her self down on the floor and of course our social butterfly Miss Maggie was the first to greet her and want all the attention. Chalky came up tail waggling and sniffed her knee. She was able to pat him & even picked him up for a little cuddle then popped him down. Then he decided to go all shy again. He didn't run & hide though just hung around. The female was very softly spoken too which I thought may have been a bonus for  him plus the fact she sat down at his level & wasn't over towering him? She studied him while he was playing with the others too.

Now before this lady we had a male friend over with his kids. This male has a very loud voice & doesn't know how to interact around dogs as he has never been brought up with any(sad imo)). Chalky again wasn't very keen & ran off. Even when the male tried to catch him with his hands around his back end Chalky squealed & and tried to run off which he did when I asked the male to let him go.

So I'm very relieved to see that Chalky is improving slowly. Female has said she will be thinking over night which of the 2 she prefers & will get back to the co-ordinator of her decision. But in this job I have learnt not to hold my breath as people will say to me I will take a pup but never get back to the co-ordinator.

Maggie def still has a home to go too but sadly the person whom wanted Angie has not bothered to pay when she said so she is now back up for adoption. Maggie will be going to her new home on the 7th Dec.


#12 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

They are just so cute!

Dogs have very different personalities, as you've discovered. A couple of the more timid and shy dogs I've had through school have had very dominant litter mates. They're more reserved because they're lower in the pecking order, and they get harassed if they usurp alpha privileges.

And some dogs just take a bit longer.

So what to do.

I'd suggest that he'd benefit from some non-litter time, where he gets the opportunity to be the only dog involved in the interactions with people. I'd also try to organise as many different interactions as you can. Lots of socialisation, and absolutely no soothing if he becomes frightened. We do not want to reinforce that he has something to worry about. If he show fear, he is ignored or put away.

The other thing I'd do is have people offer treats without him having to do anything for them. Not even approach them or acknowledge them. NO touching or acknowledgement from the people, just the treat. The result will be that he will begin to wonder if all people aren't sources of little food miracles, and he'll be keener on interacting with people he doesn't know. After a while, you replace the 'ignore' with some attention.

Basically, we're replacing the undesired behaviour with one we like, with a lot of positive reinforcement.

Hope that helps get you started! biggrin.gif

#13 Scruffy Wuffy

Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

Thanks for that excellent advice Spikey. I have been taking him out in my arms for about an hour each day where he has been seeing/meeting all kinds of people. The first outing he was pretty much a little worry wart & like a statue but on the second day he was showing some interest and his tail slightly wagged when people touched him.This happened without the treats . I will use treats now though & see how it goes. Just wish some people would come through to meet him in the view to adopt him but its been very quiet.


#14 Scruffy Wuffy

Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:27 AM

Just thought I would do an update here. My 2 most favourite foster pups have now gone to their new owners and I'm so happy cos I know they are the best owners for these 2. 2 very lucky puppies for sure.
This is Nucky he has gone to a couple with an older teen. I know the teen boy will look after him well. His parents had let him have a pup as an early Xmas present from them.


The next to go was Maggie,Lil Miss Princess as I called her often. She was a scene stealer and I could have sold her 4 times over. Everyone wanted her but I had to tell them shes already spoken for.
The teenage daughter and her young brother came to pick her up. Maggie will be adored in this family also. Both of the teenage girls were smitten with her.


That just leaves me with Angie and the problem child Chalky now. I'm sure Angie will be the next to leave sooner or later but as for Chalky I'm having a feeling he will take awhile due to his timid tendencies but I'm going to be working so very hard on that to boost his confidence.


#15 Scruffy Wuffy

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:41 PM

I feel like Im talking to myself here but anyways if anyone is following Lil miss Angie has been rehomed to a lovely lady on a station in Wiluna. Such a very lucky girl I recon. She has another old rescue dog to keep her company plus sheep and cows. Im sure she is soon going to get used to cows up close..Lol! I have Chalky left with me now & I think he will be with me in the new year.



#16 Chazee

Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

Been reading also. Gorgeous pups, and very lucky to find their forever homes.

Hoping Chalky finds a forever home soon. original.gif

#17 Scruffy Wuffy

Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:14 AM

Yea, I'm hoping someone special will come along for him.If not this year but next. Meanwhile I have brought him home another playmate, a little JR X of 12 wks old. Don't think he will be here long though. Man,but if this is what JR's are like I'm glad I don't own one. This guy is just so active it isn't funny! The moment he wakes up he is on the go every where. The only time he stops is when he is asleep..Lol!



He is parading around in his new dog t-shirt I received yesterday.. wink.gif




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