Knowing the boundaries
ROSIE whose age is about six years is not your typical high-energy Kelpie.
She is extremely relaxed and loves snoozing. She has a gentle, loving nature and is happiest by the side of humans.
After some encouragement, she is now content and comfortable inside but is equally happy outside sunbaking. She is slowly getting used to her foster carer’s dogs and, given time, she will trust and bond with a canine friend.
She is very deserving of a calm and loving forever home with committed and dedicated humans.
Phone 0400 251 396 or 0411 144 689 to meet this lovely girl. Or apply at 4pawsanimalrescue. org.au.
Children and dogs can be complicated. I was reading a post from lawyers for companion animals the other day about the way children behave around their family pet and what is acceptable and what is not.
Alarm bells ring for me when people say the children could do anything with their last dog sit on it take food out of its mouth and pull its ears. All of those things show that the parent does not understand responsible pet ownership.
When it comes to dogs supervision is knowing boundaries. The main key is to recognise when a dog is feeling threatened and to take action then. Watch for telltale signs that your pet is stressed such as ears back, hiding and lip licking.
PLAYFUL KELPIE: Rosie.