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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

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I'm sure the dog would be happy whenever it was collected, I don't think dogs care whether it's Christmas or not.
well mine know what time dinner is, they even know it 1 hour before and several hours before if they are being cheeky and trying to trick me, so why not 'christmas' ,
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Old 17.12.2014, 09:12
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

Quick update, we've been looking at a dog for the past couple of weeks, taken it for walks etc to check she gets on with outer gsd so far so good, but there are issues, she's the most nervous dog I've ever come across, stupidly thin and the owners have another dog they want to keep who this dog treats like its child.

Next step is she stays with us for an afternoon to see how stressed she gets

she's 6 btw
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“My dog doesn’t look like what he did on the website”
“The dog keeps barking at butterflies”
“My dog was too old and no longer brought me any joy”
“It hurts my back to pick up my dog’s poop”
“My dog doesn’t match the sofa”
“I need a smaller dog”
“My dog can’t walk on the lino in my house”
“My dog keeps passing wind”
“He wouldn’t fit in my handbag or wear the outfit I bought him”
“My dog doesn’t like me (after 24 hours)”
“He isn’t as cute as when I first got him”
“He can’t do any tricks”
“He snores really loudly”
“He was too big for my house”
“He keeps scaring the goldfish”
“The dog gets too much attention”
“He barked” (the potential adopters had only got to the carpark)
“He smells, of dog”
Instead, stop beating 'bout the bush (not you, Odile ) and just say "I didn't want the responsibility and bought before I thought"

OP, tierdatenbank is very good. Check it out. Also found this for Glarus - perhaps contact Mr. Krüsi and ask him for help also.

Also found this for emergency placements.

HTH in case your current dog doesn't work out.

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Quick update, we've been looking at a dog for the past couple of weeks, taken it for walks etc to check she gets on with outer gsd so far so good, but there are issues, she's the most nervous dog I've ever come across, stupidly thin and the owners have another dog they want to keep who this dog treats like its child.

Next step is she stays with us for an afternoon to see how stressed she gets

she's 6 btw
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Quick update, we've been looking at a dog for the past couple of weeks, taken it for walks etc to check she gets on with outer gsd so far so good, but there are issues, she's the most nervous dog I've ever come across, stupidly thin and the owners have another dog they want to keep who this dog treats like its child.

Next step is she stays with us for an afternoon to see how stressed she gets

she's 6 btw
If she gets on with your dog, that's good, though that may or may not change once your dog realises this visiting dog is now staying.

Usually putting on weight is not nearly as difficult as losing it. The vet can confirm just how underweight she is, and as long as their is no underlying medical condition she should put on weight if you increase her calorie intake.

The nervous part may be the biggest challenge but I believe a dog who feels secure will overcome this.

The thing I would worry about most is the interaction between your two dogs. I think taking her for an afternoon will give you some idea if they are compatible.

Good on you for going the rescue route. I hope it works out and hoping you will post a picture if she does join your family.
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

Don't think they will have a problem our gsd is pretty chilled as long as the other dog doesn't try to be dominant. The other dog seems quite happy not being the boss, out on walks there hasn't been any issues so I guess the big test will be when she's over at our place.

current owners say she's always been a nervous dog, but this really does take nervous to whole new level
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Don't think they will have a problem our gsd is pretty chilled as long as the other dog doesn't try to be dominant. The other dog seems quite happy not being the boss, out on walks there hasn't been any issues so I guess the big test will be when she's over at our place.

current owners say she's always been a nervous dog, but this really does take nervous to whole new level
Perhaps ask the current owners if they know why she's always been nervous, if there's something that scared her or similar.
For weight gain and reduction of nervousness, maybe you'd like to very gently teach her some tricks which help her to trust you and give high-energy treats if she learns them quickly? I'd say our Meloncollie is the right person to ask for advice with this Good luck!
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

We have a dog who is nervous. She wasn't always that way, and we have no idea why she became so jumpy. We just accept it and try to be careful around her.

What bothers her are things like the vacuum. Thunder is a huge problem for her, and she is afraid of the lawnmower and all other tools which make noise.

But even something I might drop bothers her. Years ago, when she was much younger, there was a piece of apple cake sitting on a plate at the edge of the counter. We had guests and others were helping clear the table and didn't realize that the edge of the counter was within a dog's reach if she stood on her back legs. Which is exactly what she did, only the plate came crashing to the floor and the cake landed nearby. The dog was so startled by th noise of the plate she couldn't eat the cake. One of the other dogs came to clean up the cake mess.
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

So here she is, had her since just before christmas, she's a lot better then she was, doesn't throw herself to the floor screaming at the slightest thing, doesn't shake with fear anymore, or clamp her tail between her legs as soon as you go near her, she's still finding herself at the moment, she'll climb on the sofa and look at you expecting to be told off, or jump on the bed and again get right down expecting to be told off. She's also found her voice, my god has she found her voice

sometimes she totally forgets shes supposed to be scared, and will come up to us for affection and lick etc, then remembers, so its slowish going.

old owners where supposed to send us all her vaccination info, still no sign of it, and the vets say they have no record of her except 1 visit just before we got her, so we assume she's had nothing in 7 years so we're starting again.

she's getting on ok to well with our GSD no big fallings out yet
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So here she is, had her since just before christmas, she's a lot better then she was, doesn't throw herself to the floor screaming at the slightest thing, doesn't shake with fear anymore, or clamp her tail between her legs as soon as you go near her, she's still finding herself at the moment, she'll climb on the sofa and look at you expecting to be told off, or jump on the bed and again get right down expecting to be told off. She's also found her voice, my god has she found her voice

sometimes she totally forgets shes supposed to be scared, and will come up to us for affection and lick etc, then remembers, so its slowish going.

old owners where supposed to send us all her vaccination info, still no sign of it, and the vets say they have no record of her except 1 visit just before we got her, so we assume she's had nothing in 7 years so we're starting again.

she's getting on ok to well with our GSD no big fallings out yet
This is great news. It is wonderful that you have given her a new home. Trust comes with time but you'll get there. We did with all our rescues.

Everytime someone posts on EF they are looking for a puppy they should read posts like yours and think about adopting a dog.
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Re: Maybe after a rescue dog / cat

Oh my, she is a beauty, BB2 - and I am so glad that she has found her way to you. She's in good hands.

That she is already 'forgetting' to be afraid with you is a good sign.


Here's to much happiness and many fun adventures together.
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So here she is, had her since just before christmas, she's a lot better then she was, doesn't throw herself to the floor screaming at the slightest thing, doesn't shake with fear anymore, or clamp her tail between her legs as soon as you go near her, she's still finding herself at the moment, she'll climb on the sofa and look at you expecting to be told off, or jump on the bed and again get right down expecting to be told off. She's also found her voice, my god has she found her voice

sometimes she totally forgets shes supposed to be scared, and will come up to us for affection and lick etc, then remembers, so its slowish going.

old owners where supposed to send us all her vaccination info, still no sign of it, and the vets say they have no record of her except 1 visit just before we got her, so we assume she's had nothing in 7 years so we're starting again.

she's getting on ok to well with our GSD no big fallings out yet
If the previous owners didn't vaccinate her that would be highly irresponsible . Their not sending you her vax info isn't a good sign either, I'm sorry to say. Is there any way to get her blood tested for antibodies or is a list of vaccinations necessary?
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Everytime someone posts on EF they are looking for a puppy they should read posts like yours and think about adopting a dog.

Don't get me wrong we'd love a puppy, but I just can't justify getting one when so many other dogs need a home, and there are so many arseholes puppy farming we just don't want anything to do with them, and def don't want to give people like that any incentive to carry on.
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