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Man Teaches Traumatized Dog It's Perfectly Okay to Bark

2023-12-08T19:07:04.595Z

Highlights: Man Teaches Traumatized Dog It's Perfectly Okay to Bark. Scooby was rescued from a confiscation - presumably the four-legged friend was trained for dog fights and exploited and abused. With a lot of love, patience and calm training, Chris supported his dog to express himself through sounds. "My goal was to give Scooby back what his former owners had taken from him – his confidence, his joy, his trust and his voice," says Chris. "I wasn't sure what to expect from him, but I made a best friend"



Status: 08.12.2023, 20:00 PM

By: Sandra Barbara Furtner

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Adopting a dog usually requires a lot of love and dedication – for a four-legged friend named Scooby, a little more of both was needed.

The four-legged friend Scooby has not had a nice life so far. It comes from a confiscation - presumably the four-legged friend was trained for dog fights and exploited and abused. Even though this was years ago and Scooby has been living with his new owner Chris for a long time, the trauma of his education runs deep and has left its mark on his being.

One of the symptoms of his sad past is, for example, that he does not make a sound. He was probably forced to be silent – so he "forgot" how to use his voice. "Scooby was just a lifeless shell when I picked him up," Chris tells The Dodo. "He wasn't housebroken, he was completely absorbed by the fear of being hurt. Learning to trust again is not an easy task – neither for humans nor for animals."

Chris wants to heal Scooby's soul – and shows his change in a video

Only very slowly and laboriously does Chris succeed in teaching his dog that it is okay to trust him and also himself. Chris never gives up hope that Scooby would eventually reach his full potential. "The road back to trust was incredibly long – and required a lot of patience," he says. "Patience is the key word here."

Scooby fell silent out of sheer fear and didn't make a sound. (Symbolic image) © Shotshop/Imago

Meanwhile, Chris has documented Scooby's progress on TikTok under @juicemorph with many loving videos. After everything the four-legged friend had been through, he just wanted to give him a second chance at a happy life.

"He was silent for a long time and didn't make a sound"

With a lot of love, patience and calm training, Chris supported his dog to express himself through sounds. "Scooby was silent for a long time – not a beep, not a whimper or whimper – he literally didn't make a single sound," says Chris. "My goal was to give Scooby back what his former owners had taken from him – his confidence, his joy, his trust and his voice."

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Scooby has come a long way in the years since his rescue. But it was worth it. "I wasn't sure what to expect from him, but I made a best friend." Both have grown together in the meantime and have learned more from each other than you could say in words.

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Today, Scooby is more himself than ever. Of course, it was also a challenge at times. "Of course, it can be nerve-wracking to take in a dog with a difficult past – but the reward for helping Scooby break out of his shell was worth more than all the money in the world."

Source: merkur

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