Cooper Patterdale DofB 05.08.17 Powys Wales

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Cooper Patterdale DofB 05.08.17 Powys Wales

Post by xxlynne » Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:21 pm

Current Status: Available
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Cooper's Story: Bought as a puppy by a well meaning couple to didnt research the breed before purchase. Cooper is a typical Patterdale and his instincts as difficult for his owners to accept though dearly loved. Rescue Remedies offered a Rescue place saving his life. Cooper is neutered, chipped, andfully vaccinated. Cooper is still within his original family whilst awaiting his new family.

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Cooper's progress through our Rescue is below.
We work with our dogs, who often reveal a different picture and positive skills as they build trust.
Original Referral information: "Having had rescue dogs over the years (we lost our last dog a few years ago) we decided to have a puppy that we could train to our way of life. Cooper was the last dog left in the litter & the owner of the dogs only wanted the bitches.
We were not well informed about the Patterdale breed and wouldn’t have taken one on if we knew what we know now. It breaks our hearts to have come to this decision.
Cooper does not allow my wife to touch other dogs & he jumps & barks if she hugs people or children. He shows possessive behaviour which has developed over time.
We have young grandchildren & although Cooper is always delighted to see them he is very boisterous. When he recently knocked our 2½ year old grandson over he was unhappy when my wife picked our grandson up (jumping & barking).
Our children & our 6 grandchildren rarely visit now!
Cooper used to go into Doggy Day Care, where he loves playing with the other dogs, but he has recently shown signs of possessive behaviour with the Day Care Owner - he wouldn’t let her touch the other dogs.
She will no longer have him! He is always delighted to be with them but he is so playful he doesn't let them rest or sleep.
He was socialised from a very early age & is very friendly to other dogs.

Our Boarding kennels will not have Cooper as he gets too distressed being left in the kennels.
We are both in our 60’s & although we have devoted many hours training & trying to make things work, sadly Cooper does not suit our lives.
My wife has health problems & we are struggling to give the time or hours of exercise he needs or deserves.
Coopers behaviour training will continue until a good home is found for him."

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