Benji Patterdale DofB 19.08.18 Gatwick Kenns

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xxlynne
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Benji Patterdale DofB 19.08.18 Gatwick Kenns

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Current Status: Available
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Benji's Story: Benji apparently grew up with another dog; cat and children but was overwhelmed as a young dog: passed on around 15 months old. Homed to a couple with a quiet lifestyle who were concerned by his Pattie intensity and taken to be put to sleep. The vet recognised his breed traits and saved him and a vet nurse fostered him for 5 weeks whilst waiting for a place with us. Rescue Remedies (Patterdaleterrierrescue) offered a Rescue place saving his life. Benji is neutered, chipped, and fully vaccinated. Benji is in boarding kennels near Gatwick and enjoyed foster time as an only pet whilst awaiting his new family.

"Lovely friendly dog to us in the home. Wants to play a lot and will bring his toys to us to play with him. Likes to play fetch in the garden. Hasn't yet fully mastered giving the ball back every time. Has no recall and so cannot be allowed out of the house except on a lead. When we first brought him home he would jump on everything, but quickly learnt that he was only allowed on the sofa. He fixates on other dogs when on a walk and tries to get to anyone making deliveries to the house.He "bites" us when he is prevented from getting to the delivery person or "bites" another dog when they try to leave or if he doesn't seem to like them. He wears a muzzle when out on a walk. He will allow it to be put on without a fuss, but does try to take it off when walking. " Owner for 2 months

"Benji is very good with sit and wait and OK. He really wants to please and is very bright. He is getting better with 'off'. Has no clue about 'down' and doesn't particularly seem to know either 'drop' or 'leave'. He loves to play ball & will bring it back to you & sometimes he drops it but not on command. He is learning that he doesn't get what he wants unless he drops it though. He gives paw on command and attention seeks by 'dancing'. He is muzzle trained. When we walk passed other dogs on a walk he can sometimes be good but usually not. Has made dog friends. " Fosterer for 5 weeks

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Benji'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: Benji was saved from being put to sleep The vet judged him to be a 'wired terrier' that needed a terrier family. The vet nurse fostered him until we could take.

Benji came into our Rescue 18th February 2020
ManuelaP_
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We walked Benji today, and what a lovely walk he is.

He was very shy and apprehensive in his kennel at first, bless him it all is a bit new to him. I sat down with him and let him come to me, it didn't take long for him to jump into my lap and ask for scratches. Harness on and off we went for a long walk. He's very clever and bright, typical terrier loves being busy and sniffing everything. We met a few dogs and he was very good, didn't mind being guided into different pathways and gaps to wait for other dogs to pass - didn't bark or pull towards them, happy to keep a good distance.
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Back in the kennel sat down with him and he took treats out of my hand gently. He brought me a tennis ball to play with and loved playing fetch a bit. He left the toy and never tried to grab it when I picked it up. He didn't kennel guard and loved having scratches and cuddles.

I only met him today but based on first impressions I think he's a real superstar dog in the making
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Benji is a little frightened at the moment but a few gentle, kind words, not rushing him, letting him come to me, and we were friends. He walked really well, no reaction to other dogs. He went up to other walkers and took treats nicely, very brave of him. I went to see him again before I left and gave him some more treats - much happier to see me this time xx
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Lovely little boy!
heleny
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I can't wait to meet and walk this dear little dog - probably next week now. So lovely to see you settling in Benji. Heart fill with love.gif]
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what a difference a week makes last week so nervous cowering at the back of his kennel and couldnt tempt him over this week he came to meet us climbing up for a treat and strokes a completely different dog and so pleased to be going out (it obv hasnt taken too long for him to work out that the walkers are all v friendly) during his walk we went thru the waterlogged woods where once he had summoned up the courage to put one paw in the water he loved it splish splashing thru the pools of water - overall a sweet pattie who we look forward to walking again
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heleny
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Just look at Benji's little face in those photos - he is quite adorable! The rain was coming down in sheets - in fact, I think it fair to say I have never got so drenched. This did not deter Benji who came for a long walk with me despite the weather and loved sniffing around in the undergrowth near the pavements. He is a great little dog - really, really appealing. :crossfingers.gif: :crossfingers.gif: :crossfingers.gif:
BettylovesJacks
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I walked Benji for the first time today, he's a real forager and likes to check out all the nooks and crannies and holes in trees on our route. He walks nicely and is a real pleasure to be with. We had two cuddles in the cosy shed and he enjoyed some treats and gave me a thorough face wash before heading back.
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I didn’t get a chance to put these up from last Friday - Benji and I made friends, he’s an absolute poppet love4.gif
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We called in to the poets hut and Benji discovered where my treats were !!!
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Well done Benji, lovely to see your confidence growing all the time xxx
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Glad to see this little feller gets out he looks like a terrier that wants to get his nose and head into any hole he discovers out on a walk,hope the future is better for him can’t image ever having to take a dog to vets yo be put to sleep,,,,,,,
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