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Collecting Your New Dog

Collection day is very exciting and you will already be aware of the responsibilities that come with owning and caring for your dog. As a new puppy or dog owner, you will be aware of the responsibilities that come with dog owning and caring for your dog. However, you will also benefit from the incredibly rewarding and pleasurable experience of dog ownership. In time, with the correct training and care, your puppy or dog will hopefully become a well-adjusted adult who is a pleasure to own and a credit to you and the dog society at large. This section provides information for when you first collect your rescue dog. Collection day is very exciting, but it is important to remember the following: Your Dog’s ID Tag With your name and contact details. You must attach this as soon as you have him. Slip Lead   Collar & Lead   Harness   Car Crate Or some way of securing your dog safely in the car. E.g. Harness & Seatbelt attachment. As soon as you have your dog, put him or her straight into the car in their crate. We strongly recommend that you do not walk them around to see if […]

Rushton Tips & Tricks

Keeping your dog “SAFE” is a priority in the first few monthsEnrol your dog in a “training and socialisation” classGo to a “Positive Reward Based” trainerOnly use “Positive Reward Based Methods”Use “High Value” treats such as Chicken, Sausage, etc. Don’t use shop bought treatsFind the treat your dog will do ANYTHING for. This is your dogs HIGHEST MotivatorOnly use Flat Collars with or without a HarnessMix your dog with many other dogs and novel situations, and aim for a “Positive” experience not “Exposure”.If you are having any problem or feel that you need assistance simply Contact Us and we will be more than happy to help. Knowing that you can call your dog back to you, whatever the circumstances is peace of mind and makes off-lead walks safe and satisfying. Whatever your dog picks up, be confident that he or she will not eat anything that can cause harm. This method can also be used with… This is particularly useful for hunting breeds, it will allow your dog to willingly give up anything in return for a nice treat. This is a focus exercise and is great to get your dogs attention and keep it. Be consistent with your “Cue Words” when training and not to […]