Dog's Best Friend: Training Rescued Dogs
Allison Dooley of Second Chance (pictured with Ted and Lulu) tells the story of Lulu and Ted, happy ending and all. However, for a true Hollywood finale, Lulu still needs an adopter.
"After seeing articles in Telluride Inside…and Out featuring Ted Hoff, our Second Chance director, Kelly Goodin called to set up a talk about Lulu. I was very excited for the chance for them to meet and to see how Lulu might react to a skilled trainer. I became even more excited after seeing Lulu take to Ted so quickly. Within just 15 minutes at Cottonwood Ranch, I felt Ted's methods would be just what Lulu needed: a firm but gentle hand, mixed with consistency. A the end of Ted's 30-day session with Lulu, when I went to pick her up, I was blown away by the difference in the dog's confidence, communicated by the way she carried herself and the calm, peaceful look in her eyes that showed me how much better she felt about life.
"Ted showed me how to advance Lulu's progress using his method of training, how to reassure her and make every day a 'good Lulu day.' After a week back with us here at Second Chance, that peaceful look remains in her eyes, Lulu does really well now meeting other dogs and has made several new friends. She does wonderfully in a home environment meeting new people with new routines. Lulu still needs an adopter who is patient and willing to do the things it takes to give Lulu 'good Lulu days,' such as offering lots of love, exercise, discipline, and quality time. That person also has to be willing to return with Lulu to Ted Hoff's ranch to learn how to communicate with her properly. But thanks to Ted, Lulu is truly a different, more confident, happier dog, learning how to trust again. We at Second Chance are very thankful to Ted for making all that Lulu's new reality.
"Anyone out there listening?"
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