When you take on a dog from a puppy, you can work on training and socialisation skills to help produce a happy, even tempered and well trained dog.
Tue 15 May 2018
By Pulse8 Support
When you take on a dog from a puppy, you can work on training and socialisation skills to help produce a happy, even tempered and well trained dog. However, taking on a rescue dog is another matter, and quite often you never know what experiences the dog has experienced before being rescued.
For the love of Scout tells the amazing story of a very young dog who was found wandering the streets of County Durham. It was obvious that Scout, who was originally named Baby Buttons was not in good shape when he arrived at East Midlands Dog Rescue. Scout was not only malnourished, infected with kennel cough and mange, if was thought that he was partially sighted and perhaps deaf as well. With so many health issues, the future did not look good for Scout and his future hung in the balance. Who would be prepared to take on a dog with so many problems? Thankfully Scout was given hope, when Tracey Ison and her husband Paul came into Scout’s life.
From the moment Tracey brought Scout home, she made a promise to protect Scout from fear, loneliness and pain, and that’s exactly what she did. Tracey’s determination and drive is apparent throughout this heart-warming book and her hard work shows just what can be achieved with kindness, patience and understanding. It’s quite remarkable that a dog who obviously suffered horrendously as a puppy could put those terrible memories aside and instead learn to love and enjoy a contented and happy life.
Although this book does have a happy ending, be aware that it’s a real tear jerker, but in a good way. It really highlights the special bond we have with our dogs, and how much trust they place in us. What Scout has achieved despite his troubled puppyhood is quite amazing, but there again so is his proud and devoted owner Tracey, who certainly kept her promise.
For the love of Scout by Tracey Ison spans 112 pages and features 48 colour pictures. The paperback book is priced £8.99 and is available from Hubble & Hattie.