Novice dog training courses and private behaviour consultation
This is Alfie who came to us at 7 months having needed to be re-homed. He had spent his first few months with another dog and subsequently wanted to jump and play with anyone he saw.
He also had the attention span of a flea. As owners, we unknowingly spoiled him with too much food and the wrong kind. He was wound up,nervous, hyper and attention -seeking.
I took him along to Lynn's class and he only remained in class by the skin of his paws...he was really difficult some weeks. I often dreaded the embarrassment.
Lynn was great and talked us through nutrition and the impact that had on behaviour. Also, turned out, he had a health issue that needed attention and antibiotics.
What struck me most, that during this time, he still learned what he needed to know. And best of all, it was done in a positive way. Punishment not needed......despite people giving advice about a 'quick smack'.
We had a home visit too and that was more for the owners to be more consistent, needless to say, he has the run of the place most of the time. He is sociable,lovely,
lively,naughty and able to walk without causing chaos, although new places are still too much of a temptation to want to sniff and ignore the walking to heel. So, we continue to learn together.
He is about to join the next advanced class and can't wait. All dogs ( and their owners) would benefit from proper training. Lynn, Margaret and Maggi are lovely and Alfie really misses his classes.
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