Kimmie, who appeared on The Dog Show, Series 1 Episode 4, is a sweet young lady who came from another dog rescue shelter. She arrived at Woodgreen in an extremely anxious state. Like many others who share her story, she’s a bit sensitive and it takes time to gain her trust.
“Socialising her with confident dogs brought the confidence out of her.”
Kimmie was completely shut down, traumatised. She dropped to the floor whenever you went over to her. She spent most of her time in bed. She came over with a dog called Joey, so we put them together. She needed a lot of socialisation with people and other dogs. The best thing for her was being around other dogs. That really helped her. It built up her confidence. On walks she was petrified. If a car went past she’d be in the nearest bush. She had no behavioural issues, she was just worried.