Meet Insta famous Peggy & Molly
This is Peggy before our training session. Due to needing photo's taken for her famous Instagram page and Facebook the owners had her fixate on a treat, and I need her to learn to look at me/the owners without a treat in front of me, and as you can see here it is impossible she is so fixated on the treat her eyes would not move.
Through having her now focus on the finger in front of my face, after a few times she was able to look at me without a treat in my hand.
It is important that dogs learn to look at you, because this is how a dog learns to ask you questions, so after a bit of training Peggy will learn that when she looks at her owners they will answer her question. This builds a lot of trust between owners and their dogs. Molly also wanted to join in.
This is Louie before our training session. Louie usually pulls really hard on walks. Before this session we first did some calming activities.
Just those activities alone helped calm him, which helped with some of the pulling.
This is Louie after one training session, its the 1st time he has walked next to the owners.
Meet Roxy and Riley
This is Roxy and Riley before our training session. Riley and Roxy did not like having their harness's put on and would hide. Riley was petrified and stood way back while I was trying to get him near it. After this video he went and hid under a table and did not come near the harness.
This is them after one training session. We worked out there was some trauma around the harness due to being pulled on in the car when it stopped suddenly. We chose to use new harness's and the training went well and the harness's were put on without any issues.
Meet Dexter, Hazel and Molly
Dexter gets worried when going out the door with the other dogs, so he will growl and run to the door frame where there is a big hole now in the wood from him chewing on it.
We are doing some stay training at the door before the dogs are alloweed to go out. This training switched Dexter brain from impulse to now thinking. They all go out the door much better and now no frustration from Dexter.