Recently I heard from client Therese Dillon, Mom to Poe, an extremely engaging Lab/Chow/Shepherd mix from a rescue background. With her permission I quote, ” Now that I know what to do, Poe has stopped jumping and nipping, and the bruises on my arms are healing. We had tried something we saw on T.V., and began correcting mouthiness with scruff grabbing. ” I am so pleased this lovely dog has been turned around with positive redirection, reinforcement for correct behaviors and being taught WHAT to do. Poe, who finds quick rapid movements around his face extremely aversive, needed some understanding.
Thank you Therese, for getting in touch to let me know how well the training is going.