Behaviour case study: Buddy

Buddy came to us in 2010 as part of an ongoing RSPCA case so we were unable to home him until that was complete. He was signed over nearly a year later, by which time his stress levels were incredibly high and he had started to re-direct his frustration onto his carers and he was becoming difficult to handle.

But with his move to the new quiet C block 'sanctuary' kennels, there was a noticeable difference in this boy’s behaviour. For the first time in months he relaxed, his aggression towards his carers stopped and we were able to socialise him with other dogs. In early 2012 he was adopted and has settled into a home.

Update from his owners

When we met Buddy we were told that he did have some issues that would need working on. Well how things have changed!

Buddy loves fuss, particularly when there are belly rubs involved, and is great both on and off the lead with other dogs. Recently we took him to Corston village fair where he met lots of doggy friends and even won two first prizes in the dog show – Best Crossbreed/Rescue Dog and Longest sit.

We are so glad that we could give Buddy a home. He brings us so much joy and is proof that with lots of love and care no dog is beyond hope.

The Dean family.

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