For the LOVE of DOGS ... the Barn Dog Rescue
Tigerlily was originally adopted from us about 6 years ago and was recently returned do to unforeseen circumstances in her previous home.
This sweet and affectionate lady is remarkably easy in so many ways. She is 100% potty trained and never pulls on the leash. She's calm and friendly with every man, woman and child she meets! She spends lots of time walking with like-minded dog pals and especially adores spending time with our trainer Jamie's 18 month old son (see video below).
Lily craves reliable human companionship and she becomes worried and anxious when left alone. While this is something we are working a lot with her on with a combination of appropriate medication, training, socialization and exercise, the reality is that Tigerlily will need a home with people present often. Unpredictable schedules with time left home alone would be detrimental to her. Lily cannot be in a home with kitties but can share a home with another dog so long as they match up in personalities.
If you are interested in giving this sweet girl a chance, please email us at lovedogs.bedfordNY@gmail.com
Join trainer Jamie on some
confidence building exercises with Jeff!
Jeff is a sweet, eager and mildly insecure growing pup. We are working on a lot of different aspects of training with Jeff including obedience, impulse control, confidence building and socialization. This is a super successful session where he goes from being terrified on the training apparatus to actually standing on it with two feet! Yay Jeff! Dogs are SO capable.. way more capable then we think they are. It is wonderful when we can teach them things that give them a purpose. It feeds the mind and soul!
Check out an updated video on how Jeff is doing! Below, we are practicing "down" with some chase breaks in between. Jeff is a super active boy and too much stationary obedience bores him. I like to take treat chasing breaks in between down's to keep his energy flowing and in control as to not disrupt our practice. He's a super star!!
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!
In order to live in HARMONY
WE ALL NEED sufficient SPACE & OPTIONS
Dog Trainer Jamie's corner!
Mama Jamie & son Keaton
FitPaws at Love Dogs!
FitPaws is an awesome canine fitness and conditioning company that has specific exercises with their balancing equipment. We have just started using FitPaws with some of our dogs for confidence building, enrichment and body conditioning. This has been incredibly FUN for our dogs and people! Watching the dogs work up enough bravery to step on and balancing is captivating.. we can't get enough! I absolutely recommend this program to anyone looking to do something a little extra with their doggies at home!
Stay tuned for more about FitPaws at Love Dogs and CLICK HERE to visit their website to learn more!
Fun Video Candids!
Delilah aces "leave it" Training!
Delilah and our trainer Jamie spend a lot of time together. Reason 1 is because they are best friends. Reason 2 is to keep Delilah's training on track. I'd say she's doing a pretty awesome job, wouldn't you?!
Birdie gives the BEST greetings!!
Check out Birdie's reaction when her best and most trusted human friend trainer Jamie walks in! 🥰
Henry meets Mickey!
Mickey is initially defensive with dogs.. but this is just a front! He is actually REALLY playful and friendly! After a short walk, Henry and Mickey became BESTIES!
Check out Oakley's awesome Scent Work progress!
We have been introducing new locations in Oakley’s scent work. This will be the fourth location and he has yet to miss one! He’s so freaking awesome!💪
Otis & Ophelia
We recently took in darling pups Otis and Ophelia who originally came from South Carolina where they were found along with their mama and another pup. They were having a tough time getting over their fears in a foster home and it was decided that they needed a quiet space with our expertise for them to gain confidence and really blossom. Their mama is up for adoption at the SPCA and their other litter mate, who was more outgoing, has since been adopted!
Opie continues to thrive at Love Dogs while her bro Otis has been adopted! We are so thrilled to have had the opportunity to change these dogs lives for the better and show them humans are good and can be trusted!
Opie will be up for adoption soon... stay tuned!
Dog body language and the inner workings of the dog psyche is absolutely fascinating. Many of us spend a lot of time with dogs.. whether it be your own dogs or perhaps friends dogs. If you don't spend a lot of time with dogs then you've certainly encountered at least a few throughout your life. Being able to interpret a dogs body language correctly is an incredibly useful tool and will help you understand your dogs behavior on a deeper level. We have an entire page dedicated to body language signals: how to read them and their meaning!
WANTED!!! Love Dogs Fosters
Fostering is a wonderful way to support rescue! Very often these sweet dogs ask for very little & offer all their love and gratitude!
We specialize in saving older dogs, dogs with medical issues and dogs who need a little extra time and attention. The need can be overwhelming at times. 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!
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 important 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.
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!