We took in a little dog found near the motorway and called her Velda. Experience has taught us that the real work only begins when the bandages come off. She was so shut down and frightened we could not get her to respond. Fortunately we have a beautiful spaniel called Molly. She acts like an interpreter for Velda. When we need to do something we do it to Molly first and then Velda will allow it.
There is no quick turnaround for dogs like Velda but she can and will have a good quality of life. It just takes time and patience
Velda`s confidence continues to grow. Its slow progress but shes in no rush. Here she is spending some time in our front paddock. She follows Molly where ever she goes and once Molly confirms its ok then Velda can break away for a look around