End of the road?

Bruno is a 7 month Boxer and he is noisy, very boisterous and destructive when left. His behaviour is driving his owners up the wall and they are at the end of the road. They all have a six year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Buddy who wasn't thought to be an issue.

The family live in Buxton, Derbyshire and they contacted me following a recommendation from a friend of theirs in Birmingham whom I had helped with her German shepherd. It is great to be able to help people, wherever they are!

It was desperation times in Buxton and the owners had tried so many different things to try and stop the unwanted behaviours, they had watched TV programmes, they had researched on the internet and had ended up more confused than before which in turn only confused the dogs more!

When you don't know what to do, you will try anything but unfortunately that means you are not going to find anything that actually works because you are getting more and more frustrated because nothing is working.

The Power of Attention is the most powerful skill you will ever learn and probably the most difficult but it will give you the best results. By the end of the hour and a half, both dogs were calm when we left and entered the house, they were calm on the lead and we had achieved a recall with Buddy when he saw a cat, and they were calmer on the leads.

That can be achieved in only an hour and a half and the owners now has four weeks before I revisit them to see how they are getting on and to progress and challenge them further.

The dogs are the easy part of the teaching as they are so willing toplease and so adaptable. Fur us it takes longer as we tend to cling onto the things we know and trust, even if they are not working so the teaching is for the owners and the support is to help them learn to behave differently than their dog is used to. Only then will lasting and permanent change actually happen.

If this sounds like you and your dogs, I can help you achieve the transformation you want and need so please get in touch for a chat on 01530 242209.

 

Steven Havers