Below is some feedback and a photo of muttley for the website. Thanks : )
You can take the dog out of the street …But can you take the street out of the dog?
It seems so after our training sessions with The K9 Centre. Sybil, the kelpie-cross and I have had an ‘on and off’ relationship for eight years. ‘On’ being when she’s giving me doe-eyes in the living room being a sweet-heart, ‘off’ being every time we went for a walk. Sybil and I got together one day at the RSPCA over $185 and a face I couldn’t say no to. She was a stray and on getting her home I found she had the stray traits of eating everything and anything without chewing or stopping to breath and being an absolute menace to take for a walk. Pulling, jumping at other dogs, lunging at tall men with boots?
After eight years and several failed attempts to train the ‘black devil’ I called the K9 Centre and they arrived with no treats, no chokers just some excellent training techniques. After the first lesson we saw results and the second lesson we had her walking past another dog without blinking an eye. They where fantastic, Sybil stopped and ‘listened’ to them like some kind of wonder dog from a Chum commercial.
We’re still making progress … it won’t happen overnight, but each walk we’re getting better as it’s not just Sybil who needs reconditioning after eight harrowing years of ‘walking nightmares’. If you have a problem dog who you think is beyond help give these guys a go. Having a dog who you can just take on a walk without a huge drama is
so great … it’s a pity I didn’t find The K9 Centre the day I took that RSPCA special home!
Hayley Lees & Sybil