Betty

Ongoing support
  • American Bulldog
  • 1 year
  • Male
  • Admitted December 2021
  • Ref:141700

We're teaching Betty how to appropriately greet dogs and how to manage her anxieties around them. We are supporting her with how to be more resilient and brave in new situations and helping her when meeting new people indoors and outdoors.

Support and Health

How much training will I need?

Ongoing support
We're teaching Betty how to appropriately greet dogs and how to manage her anxieties around them. We are supporting her with how to be more resilient and brave in new situations and helping her when meeting new people indoors and outdoors.

Can I be left alone?

No
As Betty was a stray we are unsure if she is used to being left home on her own but with training and guidance, we think this could be achieved.

Do I have any medical conditions?

Existing conditions
Ear treatment
Developing hip dysplasia
Elongated soft palate

Who I can live with

Can I live with dogs?

No

Can I live with cats?

No

Can I live with small pets?

No

Additional information

Betty will typically ignore dogs in the distance, if they get within a few metres she becomes quite tense and worried. She doesn't appear to have much experience around dogs and isn't particularly polite. She can be playful on lead but can also be reactive and strong on the lead at times. We will demonstrate the training we have started.
She is to be the only pet in the home.

Family and environment

What kind of family am I looking for?

Betty is a social and loveable girl though doesn't seem to know her size and can get excited when meeting people she knows. A family with a low number of visitors initially is required as she is worried of new people, she can alarm bark and shy away when they come into her space. She must be allowed to fully settle into her new home before introducing her to new people.
Betty can live with teenagers and over, no younger visiting children.

What type of environment would suit me?

Betty has bundles of energy and would love her own private, 6ft fenced garden to charge around in as she will not be allowed off lead on her walks. She would like to live in a quiet area where too many dogs and busy public areas can easily be avoided.

Things to note

Betty loves to be close to you and be on the sofa having a cuddle. She does forget her size but at nearly 34kg, she's no Chihuahua when trying to get on your lap for a cuddle. She enjoys soft squeaky toys but will engage in a game of tug or a game of fetch too, she likes to parade them around at times to show them off.

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