‘Website Woof’ presents Ed. Ed was born in March 2013.
We hope you enjoy reading the volunteers’ descriptions of their walks with the hounds. If you would like to find out more about Ed please visit our kennels and talk with a member of staff.
The kennels are open daily for hound walking from 11am until 2pm and are located at Burhill Kennels, Turners Lane, Hersham, KT12 4AW. Tel: 01932 224918
ED WAS ON FOSTER TWICE WITH DAVID AND GAYNOR ROWE. THIS IS WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT ED:
‘Ed arrived at Hersham Hounds in September and had his first home visit with us in late November. He came to stay again over the New Year.
Ed slept independently downstairs after taking about 10 minutes to settle with a little whining. He howled to let us know in the early morning when he needed to be let out for the toilet. Ed relaxed on the sofa and was happy and calm in the house. Ed is very affectionate but he does like to have company and be around people and will often follow you around the house as he is very inquisitive. However, the longer he stays, the more settled he becomes.
Ed’s stay on New Year’s Eve coincided with a huge number of fireworks and whilst he did need reassurance and company until they had finished there was no barking or whining.
On his first visit Ed was nervous of the stairs and door threshold, but by the end of the second visit was confidently negotiating both.
Ed ate all his meals and has no issue with people being around him in the kitchen when he is eating. Ed does not counter surf or beg for food at the table and if ignored will quietly wait on his bed whilst we eat.
Ed has not yet learnt to play in the garden or with toys and doesn’t show any interest at the moment.
Whist Ed was staying with us he did not chew or destroy anything in the house e.g. shoes left on floor went untouched, no chewing of bedding or the sofa.
Ed loves to go out for walks and is enthusiastic on the lead and very inquisitive with everything in the outside world. He has responded really well to actively encouraging him not to pull on the lead and with patience and consistency we think he will further improve.
When Ed encounters other dog breeds on leads he shows an interest in larger breeds but only barks in response. However, Ed becomes more agitated around smaller breeds but can be lead past them and relatively quickly loses interest in them.
We have taken Ed to dog friendly pubs twice where he was well behaved but very interested in seeing what was happening around him.
We have thoroughly loved having Ed to stay especially because he loves his cuddles. His preferred treat of choice is cheese and seems to have acquired a love of jazz (Bill Evans) which he really chills out to!
Ed is very new to staying in a home environment but has adapted remarkably quickly and would make a fantastic addition to a forever sofa where his owners can be at home and spend lots of time with him.’
ED WENT TO THE PARK WITH CLÍONA B. ON DECEMBER 9th 2017. THIS IS WHAT CLÍ SAID ABOUT ED:
‘Ed is an extremely lovable exuberant boy who is keen to go on walks and take in the outside world. He jumped into the car and travelled well. Ed enjoyed the walk in a large group of hounds and was quite keen when he met small dogs.
An affectionate boy with lots of character he is strong and does pull a bit on the lead, due to excitement. While Ed would benefit from some more socialisation this handsome boy is an easy fella to look after and popular with staff and volunteers alike.’