Dogs Today – Too shy

A shy pup turns into a shy adult, who simply can’t cope with the hectic family life that surrounds her.

Just as I sat down at the end of a busy day, the phone rang. “My vet has given me your details. You are my last hope. My husband won’t put up with it anymore and I love my dog…” After 45 minutes on the phone, we arranged a meeting. Melanie bought Florrie, a Cocker Spaniel, at 10 weeks of age. Compared with the rest of the litter, she was very timid. Despite this, Melanie and her husband, Ted, decided to take Florrie. Melanie and Ted have a very busy household with four children of their own, one of whom is very gifted musically, and two foster children, one of whom is physically disabled. Just after Florrie arrived, Melanie’s mother suffered a stroke and Melanie became her full-time carer. Plus, there’s a constant stream of visitors to the home, such as physiotherapists, speech therapists, doctors, nurses and music tutors – not the ideal home, perhaps, for a shy Cocker……….to read the article in full click here.