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tina

  • Tina the greyhound
  • Tina the greyhound
  • Tina the greyhound

FOSTERING PUPDATE

Tina was fostered on 11th April 2020 by Graham, William (13yrs) and Neville the lurcher.

She’s doing so well in practising to be a “forever hound” and this is waht Graham has to say:

Tina has settled into domestic life really well. I’ll bullet a few points to help understand how she is.

-She’s house trained and always does her business in the same corner of the garden. I guess this is something she learned in her previous life.
-Shes not chewed anything in the house other than nibbling a small hole in the corner a dog bed in the first few days, I put this down to a bit of stress, we’ve had no nibbling incidents since.
-She will come in from the garden with a whistle or calling her name.
-She is comfortable having her paws wiped before coming into the house on wet grass days.
-We’re still using the crate at night and when I’m out. This probably isn’t necessary but I’ll keep using it to make any future transition simple.
-She’s a people dog, she loves fuss and a cuddle and has been great with kids.
-She has what I think is a typical prey drive for her breed, she get excited by squirrels and cats, but nothing OTT she is controllable and her excitement passes in a few seconds.
-She seems very fond of Neville, they do everything as a pair. They spend a good deal of time running laps of the garden and playing with balls.
-She’s been in an enclosed paddock with Neville and his cocker friends, all off the lead with no issues.
-There hasn’t been any fighting with Neville over food or toys , she is as predicted top dog, but she’s not been over dominating or aggressive. The doors to the garden are open most of the time, I don’t need to police their play or chew time.
-She is sometimes unsure of small dogs (terriers and handbag dogs). I can only assume she doesn’t know they are dogs, seeing them as small furies. The more she socializes the better she is, we can now walk past the majority without a reaction. When she does react she appears excited not aggressive. Based on improvements to date I think she’ll get over this in the near future.
-She gets better on the lead every day, she responds well to gentle corrections when she gets excited and pulls.

In general she’s has a lovely gentle temperament, I’m sure she will be a great pet.

Given her gentle personality and how well she gets on with Neville I think she’ll be fine with another dog – we regularly see a whippet in the park which she’s tends to ignore.

She needs to go to someone who is happy to continue the small dog socializing, we have made great progress. I must stress that this isn’t a big problem she reacts (cries and barks in excitement with a wag. This is not tail up teeth showing aggression) to about 1 in 10, continued socializing and correction work is needed to get her over it.”

We don’t think it gets much better than this so if you’d like to offer Tina a forever home then please call us on 0121 426 4810 or contact us to come and meet this lovely hound.

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