I first heard of Adem when I made enquires about a dog named Bertie on RATS website. Peter from RATS rang me and said Adem would call me as he had been working with Bertie since he had arrived at the centre,. Adem explained to me how fearful Bertie was but he believed with the right home he could improve but it would take a lot of patience. I made an appointment to meet Adem and Bertie that weekend.
Adem told me more about Bertie and I realised it would be challenging. Adem had spent time working with him for about 18 months and that Bertie could not progress further at RATS, he needed a home.
Adem explained all about not looking directly at Bertie and not making sudden moves but be gentle and calm. I also had another session with Adem and Bertie so could learn how to block him and get his lead on as well as correcting me while I walked him.
Adem brought Bertie to my home in April 2014. He was brought in a cage, was terrified, wouldn’t eat, play or go to the toilet. Adem answered my many questions on how to get him to trust me and to let him come to me. Adem was always at the end of a phone when I needed advice and I certainly needed it! Bertie ran off in an unfortunate incident in July and it took 5 days to get him back. Adem kept me positive when I was sure I’d never see Bertie again. He even came down to Luton with his dogs after arriving back from holiday that morning.
Everything he told me to do has helped to transform Bertie into the playful happy dog he is now, that is in the home and garden environment. There is a lot of work left to do with the outside word but with Adem’s help we will get there. Thank you Adem for all your help because of you Bertie gives us a whole lot of joy! You are a star!