The Dog Liberator™

The Dog Liberator rescues abandoned dogs throughout the Southeast. Based in Central Florida, this non-profit organization fosters all of their dogs in a home environment. Founded in 2009, all dogs are fully vetted, spayed or neutered prior to adoption. The Dog Liberator focuses in rescuing the herding breed, which consists of Border Collies, Shepherds, Sheepdogs, Aussies, Collies, and Deaf/Blind Dogs.


Purebred? Of Course!

While sitting on the front porch this morning, we taught Tucker not only to shake, but we taught him right and left, and it was easy.  We also taught him to sit, that was easy too!  Unfortunately, people who think they know how to train dogs, make mistakes that can confuse the dog until someone else comes along to make it right, and send clear signals.  Tucker does not understand that he must relieve himself outside.  Has he been left in a crate for so many hours that it’s all he knows to do?

After being with me and the pack, he did relieve himself in the back yard, and after a quick walk around the neighborhood, he did do number two also!  Once I brought him into the house, I kept him on leash with me, hoping to catch him in the act, but he did very well.  It’s that easy.  Whatever issues your dog has, you must catch him in the act, sometimes recreating the scene just so that the dog can fail, and you can be there to correct.  I’m confident that Tucker will get it quickly!

Tucker is not overly submissive but has no dominance whatsoever.  He starves affection (not attention, but affection).  He is a purebred Border Collie, and is on the thin side.  I have not yet heard Tucker bark, it’s as if he’s never been allowed to be a dog.  Tucker clearly reminds me of my Reckless because of his gentleness.  If I didn’t have three dogs of my own, I would definitely keep Tucker…. no joke!   I would trust Tucker with young children, and cats.  I don’t see a mean bone in his body.  I feel that with additional training his self-esteem will increase naturally, after all, he’s already pretty proud of himself that he knows now only shake, but the difference between right and left!  Cool eh?

Tucker originally came from Tennessee. I believe he may be a Richard Swafford dog (breeder). His family moved to Gainesville, FL and his family rented a home. A short while later, the landlord said no deal to Tucker, and he was headed for the pound. The family tried to rehome him with no luck, and found Louise, who runs a doggie boarding facility in Gainesville. She said yes!!

What a Smile!

We contacted Louise when we saw Tucker on Facebook, and thanks to Hillary (Earl Grey) and Mark Lucas (Soccer Collies) we were able to transport him to us! Yahoo Tucker!

His photo album is on Facebook!

Welcome to the Pack!

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