My dog is a complete nightmare!
Everything ends up in his mouth.
He has eaten my house (yes, you read that correctly!), destroyed my garden, killed the internet, harasses our smaller dog, terrorises our cats and jumps all over visitors.
He constantly tips over his full water bowl and splashes the water everywhere.
By the time he is six months old he is so big and strong that he has already pulled me over a couple of times. I am grazed and bruised and on the verge of tears.
What did I do wrong?
What happened to the cute ball of fluff I brought home?! I didn’t sign up for this – I wanted a dog, not a Tyrannosaurus Rex!
If this sounds familiar, don’t worry.
You are not alone.
I know exactly how you feel and I promise you – IT DOES GET BETTER!
My Journey and Your Journey
I love dogs – I was brought up with them. When I was born my family had a stunning, huge Rough Collie. Think Lassie. I was a teenager when my parents bought my brother and myself a beautiful, gentle Golden Retriever. Best dog ever!
As an adult I got my own dog Leo, a gorgeous German Shepherd puppy. I was totally in love from the minute I saw him – a cute, fluffy little baby with a fantastic personality. I could see my life with him already. Of course he would be the perfect angel, just like my other dog, right? Wrong! He was a complete nightmare as a puppy and as an adolescent dog.
A Land Shark!
The epitome of a Land Shark with some Tasmanian Devil thrown in for good measure. We tried everything. Advice from friends and family didn’t work. At the time, I was so desperate I took him to an old school, traditional dog trainer who used a choke chain as a training aid. After a few seconds and seeing the look of fear in my dog’s eyes I knew I had made a huge mistake. We left immediately and I started searching for a better, kinder way to train my monster dog.
I found the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT) and everything changed. I became an IMDT Accredited Dog Trainer. My first student? My 18-month old boisterous, monster dog.
Kind and Effective
Training takes time, patience and dedication. My methods are kind and gentle. I use rewards to encourage the behaviour I want my dog to learn. My beautiful boy is a work in progress but now he walks nicely on a lead. He is more relaxed around visitors. He is more gentle with our other dog and loves to give our cat slobbery kisses.
I was inspired by my gorgeous boy!
Thanks to my gorgeous boy I started my dog training business with the aim of helping people with their dogs. Some dogs are easy – my Golden Retriever for example. Other dogs are not so easy and need some extra help – my Leo for example. I will work with you in a structured programme with ongoing support to help you achieve excellent results while building a strong bond with your dog.
Any dog of any age, size or breed is welcome. Of course, I have a huge soft spot for German Shepherds and I am dedicated to improving people’s perceptions about the breed.
So, get in touch and let me know how I can help you!
07968 375220 / firstname.lastname@example.org
“Training should always be fun for you and your dog. A happy dog learns faster!”