Dog Trainer Reviews Gold Coast
Y. and S. came at the shop to buy a muzzle for Taz, their 9 years old Staffordshire terrier. Taz was never walked due to his reactivity towards other dogs. Enrique our main trainer asked: “Why don’t you train him?” Which they replied that they did try and it did not help. So, Enrique explained that, that was they vibes and all he needed was to be told otherwise. And sure enough, another dog came in the shop just then. Enrique took Taz’s lead and made him sit before Taz realised the other dog was in. Taz was kept under control, close to another dog for the first time in 8 years. Y. and S. told us then about their very scared-aggressive Chihuahua Here is their testimony:
Have your dog trained as soon as possible.
This is Oden. What I did with Oden is take him to the most challenging place for a reactive dog, the dog beach. And made him realize that actually, it is a fun place to be. Where the humans and the dogs are just having fun and not to be worried about and the run on the beach is the ultimate reward. I am reshaping his perception of the world from scary to fun.
reactivity. I used the Halti to control him first then to build a trust relationship during a short walk.
I then needed to increase his trust in me, make him understand that I’m able to control the world around us and that he doesn’t need to be reactive. Rebuild a positive image of the word around him, was done by a walk to the dog beach. I was proactive, asking to sit and look at me, ignore the dogs. Praises and rewards when not reactive and asking him to sit and behave and look at me, as soon as I was seeing any signs of him focusing on a passing dog. At the end of the session Harlem was walking pass other dogs, ignoring them. I did manage to reshape the way he was perceiving other dogs.
So Harlem did reach a new step in his progression. That is learning to talk dog. At this stage he kind of knows now that dogs are not a threat. So, under strict supervision and with a muzzle on his face in case of miscommunication, he is facing the pack today. We starting with a pack walk to make him feel that he is part of that pack. That is 3 walkers with 5 dogs each. At the end of the walk he enters in the daycare with positive attitude as most of those dogs were with him on the walk.
Not bad for a first day. Harlem will probably never really mix with other dogs, wrestling and playing like most do in this daycare but at least he does know now that here, they are not a threat, that he can relax and do his own stuff.