Archie Patterdale DofB 20.7.20 Gatwick Kenns

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xxlynne
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Archie Patterdale DofB 20.7.20 Gatwick Kenns

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Current Status: Available
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Archie's Story: Archie has grown up in an adult family with a visiting Cocker Spaniel and child. He has however snapped and bitten on a few occasions which with a new baby grandchild has lead to surrendering Archie into Rescue. On the whole Archie sets his boundaries with little growls. The breeder had told the family to be forceful with Archie which they now realise wasn't right for Archie. Rescue Remedies offered a Rescue place saving his life. Archie will be neutered, chipped, and is fully vaccinated. Archie is in boarding kennels near Gatwick whilst awaiting his new family.

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Please note: Dog laws have changed, with zero public tolerance and prejudice against bull breeds and terriers in particular. Our Rescue asks new owners to keep their dog on a lead in public spaces and manage and support its encounters with new dogs and people, so as not to place the dog's life at risk. Destruction and Control Orders are commonplace nowadays.
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Archie's progress through our Rescue is below.
We work with our dogs, who often reveal an evolving picture and positive skills as they build trust.
Original Referral information: We were asked to help Archie as his family was out of their depth with a Patterdale

Archie came into our Rescue on the 28th December 2021
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Archie is a little sweetie. I have walked him around the woods twice after Lynne kindly got him out of the kennel for me. Archie's priority one out of his kennel is his toileting and once that is done he is keen to explore. He trots along quite happily on the lead, stopping at particular spots to sniff at length. A quick wee mark and then he is on his way again. He is a little aloof at the moment and not interested in treats but he has just arrived and is finding his feet.
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Archie reminded me of Cole
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It was my second week of getting to know Archie and it was great to get his lovely greeting yesterday. He just loves to be out - nose to the ground sniffing all those delicious early morning smells. He is a pleasure to walk - no pulling, no reactivity on passing other dogs - just a great walk with a lovely little dog enjoying being outside. He was fine at being put back in his pen - last week he was a bit reluctant - as he has now settled into RR's lovely care. Looking forward to walking you tomorrow Archie and who knows your right home might be just around the corner. :smiley-bounce016.gi:
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Archie and I had another great walk today -the first of a very cold day. This time at one point we ventured onto the pavements so I could see how well he reacted to traffic and was pleased to see that he was absolutely fine. He was also good with passing runners and other dogs we met in the woods. Today he was not at all interested in treats - chicken, cheese, sausages - nothing tempted him. Good boy though he had eaten all his breakfast. Once again he enjoyed his walk - nose down smelling all the scents in the woods, and he was barely aware of me his walker though I have to say he gave me another lovely greeting when I went in to fetch him. The patient, patterdale experienced person who takes this top dog home will be very lucky indeed. :smiley-bounce016.gi:
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Archie and I have been enjoying twice weekly walks since he came into kennel care. He is usually my first walk of the day as Archie does not like to soil his pen. It is great to see how he has settled. This week, instead of racing round the walk, he took the time to sniff a bit and to relax and even to have a few treats or two. He always gives me a lovely greeting when I enter his pen - I shall look forward to walking him again next week. Great little dog! love4.gif
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Archie and I had a great walk towards the end of yesterday. He likes to have a grumble at Trevor as I get him out and is always vaguely disappointed to see that Trevor has been locked in the back of his pen so that Archie can't do that! He doesn't seem too dog reactive in the woods when we meet other dogs. Yesterday he really enjoyed a fast pace walk interspersed with sniffs and treats. It is great to see how much he has now relaxed and will do those things. Although he gives me a lovely greeting he can be rather aloof the rest of the time and as we approach the kennels on the way back he picks up speed as he doesn't like to feel he is missing out on anything and is in a hurry to get back. On our walk yesterday he was much admired by several people we met on our way and sat and listened to our chat in a very well behaved way. Great dog. :crossfingers.gif:
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Lovely late afternoon stroll with Archie yesterday - very good as we walked alongside the road, no reaction to the passing traffic :D
Then we ambled back through the woods :D
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On a lovely sunny day, Archibald enjoyed a leisurely canter out with Mr Jinx over to Smallfield. As usual, exiting the runs was a lively affair, with Archie letting everyone know he was leaving. Once into the woods however, with a couple of sausage nibbles for sustenance, Archie settled into a good pace with Jinx and the pair of them exchanged sniffs whilst spending the walk marking over each other's pees. On our first walk a few weeks ago with Archie he was very aloof, as Helen described previously, but this time around he was super engaged with us, very treat orientated and demonstrating an exceptional 'sit' when required. Coming across a few dogs, he was very good, respecting boundaries. Always a pleasure to take a black Patterdale out and Archie has all the hallmarks of others I've walked who are now enjoying their own forever homes.

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Archie is a great character and a fun dog to walk as he loves being outside keeping up a good pace. He now relaxes on walks and enjoys the sniffs en route and also enjoys treats - this is a change from the dog who first came in. He can be a bit noisy when exiting the kennel block but once away from there he shows no sign of being reactive to dogs he meets on the walks. After his walk today he settled down to some nice bones. woo.gif] woo.gif]
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