We are a large sanctuary with lots of dogs with varying issues and we are continually working hard to find ways in which to enrich thier lives. So over the last few weekends we have been flat out converting some land and creating some new and interesting areas for them and both our permanent residents and our SOS Rehab guests will benefit from them.
We have fenced a large area of paddock and sub-divided it into 4 areas so it can be used for multiple dogs. The main fenced area is a large area of open grass, perfect for burning about on, fetch work and recall.
The inner areas can be closed off or opened up as necessary enabling use of the whole area or for targeted play/learning. Using it in segregated areas will allow the milder dog re-actives to play and learn focus work separately but near to other mild dog re-actives. In segregated mode, area one is for agility and focus training for the dogs with the see saw, jumps and hoops aiding high energy output and focus work for dog and human re-actives. The second area is a water play area with pools, sand pit, balls, skittles and the such like. And the third area is a plastic play area with lots of items, balls, hoops, squeakers and Frisbees; all the things that the dogs love to destroy and demolish and generally have great fun with.
The last area will be another agility area and we need another four fence panels with feet and a gate at a cost of £160 so if anyone would like to donate a few pennies to help us finish we would be really grateful!
We have to say massive thanks to everyone who has helped us achieve this, everyone who took part in the recent iPhone Fundraiser, Jumps For Joy and in particular Anthea Homer who donated a large part of her winnings back to us and to Sandra Oliver who held an Easter Raffle at work and raised a whopping £75 towards this project. And of course to our amazing friends Mark and Dave who help us do all the actual work! We now have nine fabulous play/work areas for the dogs.....all we need now is for the sun to shine all summer!
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