Like everything in life, the things that are worth having don’t come easily.
For those who really put the time into their dogs to teach them the must haves like loose leash and recall, or even fancy tricks like sit pretty and weave – They know that real dog training takes time, patience and consistency.
This is especially true when working on behavioural issues such as reactivity, aggression, separation anxiety, resource guarding and fearfulness.
We receive countless messages from people who’ve clearly had a rough day or incident with their own dogs. It could be that they’ve come home from another walk where their dog has been barking at everything in sight, or that they’ve received another complaint from their neighbour about the dog barking all day in the house while they’ve been at work.
The same people time and time again complain about these very fixable issues and do absolutely nothing about it. And because of this, the dog suffers.
The biggest excuse for not taking action is “I don’t have time.”
Pictured in the photo is one of our clients and close friends, Dr. Shaemala. After a Skype Consultation where we discussed different areas of training and the psychology behind it all, she’s been working hard on building Duke’s confidence, heelwork, general obedience and recall. All while working around the clock during a global pandemic which has brought the world to a standstill. If she can find the time, you can too.
Your dog depends on you to help them with the issues they can’t fix for themselves. Behavioural problems don’t just go away, and the longer they go on for, the longer they take to fix.
In six-months from now you can either have six-months worth of improvement, or six-months worth of compounding problems.
Stop making excuses and start taking action, for you and your dog.