I lived in a home from being 6 weeks old. At 3 years of age I was put into rescue through no fault of my own.
I was not well socialised and I growled at people, which meant I was aggressive. My owner had to wear leather gloves when he handled me as I nipped his hands. I also had to wear a muzzle when I went out. I have to admit I did bite some people.
In the rescue kennels a man called a “behavioural expert” came to assess me and my behaviour. He said I was “unpredictable, could never be rehomed and should be put to sleep”.
Fortunately for me Karen came to my rescue. She worked with me and showed me how to control my own behaviour and be a happy, well mannered boy. I have never needed to growl or bite again and I don’t have to wear that horrid thing called a muzzle on my face.
As I am so gorgeous, naturally she had to adopt me!
If your dog is "labelled " like I was....then I hope like me he or she is given a chance. All I needed was to be understood and to understand.
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