Next week we have a special week dedicated to improving the lives of Rescue dogs.
Tour de Rescue 2019, is a 4 day event held in the North of England and involves so many dedicated dog trainers, dog rescuers and specialists all coming together to support Dom Hodgson raising awareness of how great it is to rescue a dog - in fact some would say that they rescue the new owner:-)
Although he hasn't been able to fit in coming south this year, we need to use this opportunity to raise the profile of dogs in rescue down south - so next week I will be sharing some of the tips I have learned over the many years of working and living with rescue dogs.
Why not get involved too? If you cannot afford to take on a new rescue dog, then maybe offer to walk some as a volunteer. Buy an extra bag of dog food from your local pet shop ( and support them too) and donate to your local rescue. Got any spare leads and collars you no longer need? Donate them.
And as a very special offer, Dom has offered everyone the chance of getting hold of a copy of his book in which he shares his methods to help rescue dogs especially. My friend and colleague wrote this book in 2016, it's sold thousands of copies and it's got over 150 five star amazon reviews like this one here;
"Whilst I lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud when reading this book, seriously every dog owner should read it! Dominic tells it how it is, he doesn't gloss over where we humans can make life so much better for our dogs and ultimately easier for ourselves.
There are some of his ideas which you probably wouldn't hear at the local dog training class but, do you know what, he talks absolute sense and many a dog owner would be wise to listen to what he has to say.
Maybe you think your dog is 'OK'? I'd still recommend the book because you can take your relationship to the next level and truly be your dog's best friend"
And to celebrate the Tour de Rescue, which starts on Monday, He is giving away a free copy to help pet dog owners who are struggling with their dog, so they never have to give their dog up for rescue.
You can grab your copy here https://tourderescue.com/
Your rescue dog is the start of a great new life together
It’s so important to start off in the right way but not to rush it. If you would like help with your rescue dog then check out our packages for all types of lifestyles. Take a look here https://www.thewalkaboutway.co.uk/packages-available and get in touch soon.
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