Alan came to a household that was unbalanced and in need of help. We were desperate to create a positive and healthy environment for our 5 year old Bull Terrier (Bella) and 2 year old American Staffy (Harlem). With Bella having free run throughout puppyhood (opening cupboards and stealing potatoes, sleeping on our bed/couch, terrorising the neighbourhood with her morning wake up bark and constantly ripping up shoes/plants not to mention 2x MP3 players) unbeknown to us we had created a Monster! When Harlem came along we experienced severe dominance issues between the two dogs whilst they argued for the top of the ladder.
From the council whipper snipping over the other side of our fence. Which was sending them crazy. Or even just during daily walks. We had taken on a load of stress trying to control and train them both to be calm and submissive. After a failed attempt with our first “text-book” dog trainer who focused on avoiding the issues rather than correction, and seemed to use general training techniques not tailored to our situation.
Four months went past as we implemented the trainers suggestions with little to no result. As the issues were still present and reoccurring on a daily basis we knew as responsible dog owners we had to nip-it-in-the-bud and take
control of the situation we had created.
From the first phone call with Alan at the K9 centre, we automatically felt hope, and that there was light at the end of the tunnel. Alan listened to all of our concerns and was soon on our door step with his friendly smile and cool-as-a-cucumber-attitude. Within the first hour we had accomplished more with Alan than we had the past 4 months, with weekly visits from Alan and new training techniques in place the dogs respect for us grew as we became pack leaders. We are completely amazed with the change in our household; the dogs now greet us calm and submissive instead of fighting each other for our attention. Alan not only changed our dogs’ behaviour but also our lives, our expectations were exceeded as we were given the understanding and knowledge in order to create and maintain a stable and balanced lifestyle, with the members of our pack. After experiencing the “Alan Effect” we would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Alan, you have made a tremendous impact on our lives and have gained our endless trust and respect. Thank you for giving us your gift!
Michael, Julia, Bella, Harlem 🙂