For the LOVE of DOGS ... the Barn Dog Rescue
Dog Style of the Month
The Shy Ones
A new spin on our usual "Dog of the Month" where we spotlight an individual dog.. this month we'll be putting the shine on a group of misunderstood doggies.. the reserved, cautious or shy ones.
Shy dogs are often categorized by some as damaged.. and are usually not the first choice to be adopted by owners or pulled by rescues because of their fears. We gravitate towards these guys.. the ones hiding in the back of the kennel, the ones too scared to approach, the ones the need time and understanding to trust. We specialize in giving these dogs a voice and teaching people to respect their space and listen to them. Trust, trust and more TRUST!!
What makes a dog fearful?
We get this question a lot and the answer isn't always straight forward. Many people believe a nervous dog must have been abused.. but that's a myth. Any dog can be fearful.. even purebred puppies brought up in safe, happy homes can be fearful! Genetics, lack of or too much socialization, neglect, trauma (In the eyes of the dog), co-dependency, transition from one home to another can all cause a dog to be or become fearful. You can have environmental fears, fear of specific people or a type of person, some dogs are cautious by nature and need some time to warm up before allowing a stranger to pet them.. and this can all exist on a spectrum.. some factors affect certain dogs more then others!
Shy comes in all sizes, shapes and coping styles!
Mona's Field Trip!!
Mona spent an awesome football Sunday at Hander Nick's house!
My wife and I had Mona come over to our home for a visit and what an awesome day it was! From the moment she set foot in the door, Mo made herself at home - you would think she had already been there before.
The Famous Love Dogs Schmeer
We haven't had puppies in a loooong time and needless to say, some of our long term guys are loving it!! In the video above, Delilah is hanging out with the pups Smith and Wesson. She's doing what we call the Love Dogs Schmeer! Over the years of trying playgroups with dogs of all different sizes, ages and temperaments that when they meet through the fence and perform The Schmeer it's a major sign of affection to their new mates!
Delilah hit it off straight away with the pups!! A sweet moment caught on camera by Handler Kelly!! <3
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How to Greet a Dog..
Dogs have a wonderful way of making people smile. They are quirky, adorable and loyal beyond comprehension. One of our missions here at Love Dogs is to continue to infuse doggie education everywhere we can! Something almost everyone of us experience ourselves and see often is the snapshot of someone walking up a dog to say hello. Sometimes the dog really loves it.. other times they're conflicted.. and other times they are down right terrified. Let's work together to make our beloved dogs more comfortable during greetings!
Click on the info graphic to learn more about Greeting a Dog Their Way!
Trick Training is
Good for the Soul!
Teaching dogs new tricks is not only entertaining to show off to your family and friends but it is incredibly fun and stimulating for both you and your pup! Trick training may seem intimidating to some but it's really very simple. This gets dogs using their brain which can often be more tiring and fulfilling then a 2 mile walk. All you need is a clicker, some yummy treats and to follow some How-To videos! Stay tuned for some How to Trick videos and check out some Love Dogs in action below!!
Demi perfecting "head down" with trainer Jamie.
Ralfi working on turning the light switch on and off with handler Nick.
Young, inexperienced, somewhat complicated but extremely fascinating EMMIE is a wonderful example of the kind of dog WE at LOVE DOGS are very interested in! Theres so much more than meets the eye and we are endlessly intrigued to learn more about! She's a diamond in the rough!!!
Spotlight on our longterm dogs who are so ready for a home!
SUPER friendly, bubbly pittie mix who just loves EVEYRONE! Delilah needs an active home that can handle her strength on the leash but she has STELLAR obedience!
affectionately known as Pogo.. Poe's tail is always WAGGING! He is very chill, never pulls the leash and gets along well with most dogs and cats! He's unique, wise and perfect.. inside and out!
short, shy but mighty.. Demi has a blast flipping toys around in the yard, rearranging her blankets in her room and she is perfectly potty trained. Dem can sometimes be reactive to other dogs but she is so fun and easy to work with!
Children and Dogs..
a VERY important Topic
We love children.. and of course we love dogs too! So it would only make sense that children and dogs should naturally live in harmony, right?
Unfortunately, no. Children do a ton of things that are really scary to dogs.. unpredictable movements, loud noises, running quickly, grabbing, tugging and throwing toys.. All of these things diminish trust over time. Trust is not something that is permanent.
It is imperative that parents learn the Do's and Don'ts of living with kids and dogs. We LOVE educating the public on the ways to make living with kids and dogs joyful and simple for all.
WANTED!!! Love Dogs Fosters
We specialize in saving older dogs, dogs with medical issues and dogs who need a little extra time and attention. The need at times is overwhelming. Not many rescues are able to take in these forgotten pups! We are hoping to develop a network of LOVE DOGS fosters who wish to provide loving homes for these darling doggies while they see our specialists and get their broken bits and pieces tended to!
Fostering is a wonderful way to support rescue! Very often these sweet dogs ask for very little & offer all their love and gratitude!
Maybe while at you are at home.. in quarantine.. you'd consider devoting some of your time and attention to a needy rescue dog Enjoy the incredibly rewarding experience of building a special relationship with one of our needy dogs.. their lives would be forever changed by the love and attention only a home and the love & focused attention of a trusted friend can provide!!
For the LOVE of HORSES
Part of the magic here has to do with the integrity of our mission. Our combined efforts to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals stem from a foundation of respect, kindness, clear intention and a humble desire to learn from every animal in our care.
Our rescue is located on the grounds of a serene and magnificent, private horse farm in Westchester County NY. Not only does the farm provide a sanctuary for homeless dogs it also provides sanctuary for special equines in need. As with our dogs the ponies and horses are given all they need to go to live happy and fulfilling lives. Some become "homies" at the farm.. many others are adopted to loving homes!