MY training has been AMAZING, I have a very placid King Charles Spaniel and then my beautiful wee Chihuahua arrived. He WAS very aggressive, attempting to bite ankles when anyone came to the house (I had NO control and put him straight in his crate if someone came). He WAS so protective of me, his house, his car, his brother, his best friend. First meeting with Mark I had 3 dogs here including my Chi and he was up on the couch/window sill barking aggressively. I removed him to his crate While Mark and I chatted, I was then shown how to open the door to the room, then the door to his crate. I had control as all 3 dogs following me out of the room. I have learnt how to help my Chi and in time overcome his fears. In ONE session I am so much more confident in doing the right thing for my Chi. Yesterday we went to the supermarket, left the 3 dogs in the car (usually 2 would bark continuously for ages) but yesterday 3 small woofs and I had control to settle them. Went again this morning and the Chi had 1 small bark and then settled ... YA
AND a quick lesson on how to get my Chi to use the cat/dog door (after over a year of me trying) and he now goes in AND out no problems... WOW !!!
I just never knew what to do, now I have a heap of information to read through, lessons to learn and I am so grateful, this was worth every $$ to help my Chi be a more social and relaxed dog.
Mark THANK YOU
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Barking, Jumping up, Pulling
Trainer note from Mark :
Bobby was an extremely anxious fear aggressive Chihuahua. No one was safe and barking at any sounds was extreme. He responded very well to our speakdog techniques literally with in 10 minutes and now Mum has the control and skills to keep it in place. I even got a small lick on my hand from Sir Bobby. Great job all of you.