For the LOVE of DOGS ... the Barn Dog Rescue
Helpful Tips for Welcoming
your New Dog Home!
Did you know it takes just about one year for your new dog to fully settle into your home? It may SEEM like every piece of the dog is "all there", mostly likely because [many] dogs are so well at adjusting and adapting to new situations.. but they need time, understanding and preemptive safety nets to set them up for success.
Whether it be with a fearful dog, overzealous active dog or a senior, there are a few basic and essential guidelines that will help tremendously when you welcome your new dog home. Click below to read more!
Dog personality of the Month
Usually dogs with busy brains are reasonably confident, meaning not that much of their brain and energy is spent worrying about a lot of things as say a shy dog's might be!! They tend to become highly dedicated partners .. the more attention, time, play, games.. the more you tap into their natural drives and shape them into behaviors you both enjoy the deeper the bond!
Emmie is the definition of busy brained! In the video above, she is learning the command "search" while she noses through clean recycled bottles! The bottles make a loud noise so the dogs need to build a level of confidence before jumping in. It took Emmie a few tries but now she hops right in searching for treats! Turn that nose on and watch them work! It's an amazing sight.
Once you figure out how to capture their attention and what it is they inherently enjoy you have a fun ride ahead with busy brained dogs! They are so into engagement, stimulation, new experiences.. making you laugh and smile and praise them.. they tend to be wonderfully entertaining!
SCOUT is one of the most busy brain doggies we have here ! We are constantly figuring out ways to feed her active mind while also incorporating some obedience to keep her calm in heightened situations. She is all FUN and wildly FANTASTIC!
We love that fact that busy brain dogs are so enthusiastic about LIFE but sometimes that enthusiasm can come at not so good times. Calm is the key to harmony. Busy brain dogs benefit from partnership training through obedience.. when they are taught to stay in sync with their handler/walker, everything is much more enjoyable for all! There are a bunch of ways to make obedience training super fun as all training should be! Heel, sit, stay, down, leave it.. to name a few are all really good commands for a busy doggie to learn.
Some of our Busy Brains in Action!
Dog Trainer Jamie's corner!
Mama Jamie & son Keaton
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Nail Trims made easy!
Does your dog hate getting their nails trimmed? No biggie! Teach them to file their own nails! All you need is a piece of sand paper, a clip board, yummy treats and a clicker or marker word(yes).
1. Hold a treat in a fist over the sand paper. Let your dog lick, nose, and nibble to try to get the treat free from your fist. Once your dog tries to paw your hand, click and open it releasing the treat.
2. Repeat until your dog is consistently using their paw and scratching to get the treat.
3. Hold your hand in a fist and when your dog goes to paw it, quickly take your hand away so they paw/scratch the sand paper. Click and treat.
5. Finally, hold your hand in a fist off of the sand paper and wait for your dog to offer a scratch on the sand paper. She will, just be neutral and patient! Once they do, say “Scratch” as they’re scratching the paper, click and treat!
Tip: if you get to Step 5 and your dog loses focus or looks confused, you moved to fast. Go back to step 1. and create a stronger foundation.
Demi learned this in just 10 mins! Smarty pants, she is!
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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!
Click on Jasper to see more dogs in southern boarding!
Spotlight on a few longterm dogs who are so ready for a home!
mushy, couch potato and super easy going Mona-Mona is one of the friendliest and outgoing dogs we have here! She loves a good butt scratch and never meets someone who she doesn't immediately adore. Mona has diabetes and needs a home that will be comfortable learning how to give her insulin shots twice a day.
a real dogs dog.. Oakley is a fetch-a-holic and loves the outdoors! Oakley is a tough and rugged hound doggie who most definitely needs a "working dog" type home rather then a "pet dog" home. He is SUPER fun and extremely loyal with a natural protective instinct.
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!