Primrose is a 2 year old female Cross-Breed. She is fostered in North Walsham Norfolk. Primrose and her sister were abandoned around a year ago at the side of a road in a village in Romania.
They have recently come into our care to find their separate forever homes. Primrose is a sweet but shy dog who takes a little while to get to know new people.
Primrose’s more worried about men than women but once she gets to know you is very loving.
There’s nothing more rewarding than when she shows you that you’ve earned her trust by placing her paw on your arm to let you know it’s time for tummy tickles. Then the only problem is letting her know it’s time to stop.
Primrose would be happier in a home as an only dog but could live with others as she does currently in her foster home.
Primrose is a novice at walking on a lead but is gaining confidence daily and will continue to do so with love and patience when she finds her forever home and family.
Primrose could live with respectful children aged ten plus and would like a reasonably calm home environment. When you adopt a Safe Rescue dog, you MUST use a slip lead.
This will keep your dog safe: your new dog will be nervous and will not trust you, and you will not know which situations might upset your dog.
If your dog panics, then a slip lead is the only way to prevent your dog from escaping (many dogs can escape from a collar and/or harness).
It will take AT LEAST 3-6 months for your dog to settle in and for you to know your dog fully (longer for nervous dogs).
The slip lead must ALWAYS be used during this settling-in period. Even after your dog is settled, it is safest to use the slip lead in situations where your dog may become scared (e.g. visiting new places, around unfamiliar people, at the vet), and in situations where unexpected triggers might happen (e.g. around bonfire night).
Nervous dogs may always need to wear a slip-lead as a backup safety measure. The slip lead is a safety device and must NEVER be used as a training tool.
Using the lead to apply pressure to the dog’s neck is damaging. If your dog pulls on the lead, then we can advise you on training methods that avoid harm.
Once your dog is settled, you may want to consider using a harness (together with the slip lead) if your dog is comfortable with being handled when it is fitted.
Most harnesses are not escape-proof, but harnesses with a strap behind the ribcage (e.g. Ruffwear Webmaster or Perfect Fit Harnesses) are safer. Retractable/extendable leads must never be used on our dogs. Adopted dogs must be collected from the rescue and transported straight home in a crate.