Was great to have Trish come out and help me learn what Max needs 🙂 He is already a different dog, we were all home today to take Riley to an appointment and he has been calmly sitting on his mat with a bone, not jumping as much, and not biting at all! Riley is even playing with toys in the loungeroom and Max is sitting by watching!
Thanks so much again for your help, you certainly know how dogs respond!
Starting as a terrified “bandana dog” who barked the entire first class, Hugo has graduated to Intermediate level and proven he no longer needs the bandana. He is a happy, confident and obedient dog who is able to take part in every activity we present him with – be it sitting with us calmly at a cafe, off-leash bush walks or simply a trip to the dog park. We are incredibly grateful to the Four Paws team for their guidance and support.
With two reactive dogs, Four Paws has been a wonderful controlled environment into which I’ve been able to bring them for assimilation with other dogs. The supervision and support provided by the trainers has been essential during a long period of conditioning required for Lucas and Amy to be able to participate in normal obedience classes. It is very gratifying to work with trainers who take as much pleasure in the gains made by your dogs as you do.
I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude to Trish, Stuart, Sean and the whole Four Paws K9 Training team for their sustained personal interest and professional advice on helping to rehabilitate my highly reactive, dog-aggressive and extremely beloved Ridgeback x Bull Mastiff, Dash. There was no quick fix; we have been training now for 2 years. But after all this time, socialisation and guidance she is becoming a calm and trusting dog again.
My dog is a long way from being able to join in a training class however doing this program made me realise that there was a light at the end of the tunnel and if I put the work in with my dog he will be rehabilitated. Thanks to Trish and Hannah who made the experience painless, stress free and