Mark and Karla - Good Citizen Dog Scheme
Karla came into the rescue in March 2011 aged approximately 4 months. She had spent her short life, tied to a washing line. She was adopted by Mark Steward a volunteer for GSDR who initially offered to foster Karla but couldn't bear to let her go.
This is the lovely Karla
Karla settled in straight away with Mark and Scooby, his other GSD who will be 9 in February 2012, accepted her too. He too is a GSDR dog that Mark has had since August 2010.
Karla giving Scooby a run for his money
Mark and Karla started to attend a dog training school around May, which she loves and has passed her Puppy, Bronze and Silver Good Citizen Dog Scheme which is accredited by The Kennel Club. They are now working for the Gold award.
Mark and Karla at the training class
Karla listening to Marks commands
Here's the certificate for the KC Good Citizen Silver Award
Karla learning social skills with all the other dogs
Karla is very bright and very sociable, she loves the attention she receives at the GSDR fund raising events they attend and has even met a celeb Lisa Kelly, from the TV program Ice Road Truckers.
Karla meets Lisa Kelly from Ice Road Truckers
Karla is now a regular attender at GSDR fundraising events. Karla even persuaded Lisa Kelly to autograph a GSDR T shirt which was auctioned to raise money for GSDR
Karla practicing the sit stay
Come on Scooby - pay attention please.
Karla and Scooby in the down stay!
Karla can also be very lively (but not on this occasion) and has since been given the nickname Karla Kaos. But she is still a puppy so this will decline as time goes on.
Well a girls got to get some beauty sleep
Karla is a joy not only to Mark, but to all others who meet her.
Well done Mark and Karla, you have set a wonderful example for others to follow. Next the Gold Award.
Come to one of the GSDR fundraising events and you will most likely meet the lovely Karla or the famous Olly Murrs
Donations to GSDR are all ways welcome
Please help us by making a donation so that we can help re home more unwanted German Shepherd Dogs. Donations can be sent to Jayne Shenstone, German Shepherd Dog Rescue, Little Vauld, Marden Hereford HR1 3HA. We also accept Paypal payments - just click on the Paypal button below. Thankyou.