To The K9 Centre Brisbane we want to thank-you for taking away our naughty, bad tempered, and ill mannered Shih Tzu x Maltese and in two weeks returning a pleasant lovable little boy.
Toby is only 15 months old and from the day we had him from 10 weeks of age he certainly had personality plus, but unfortunately over time developed into the wrong type of personality.
When it came time for the vet visit and his 12 monthly needles I was advised to consider seriously having Toby put to sleep due to his terrible behaviour (biting, growling and basically unacceptable behaviour). His performance at the vet was one of the most traumatic periods of his short life. We knew something had to be done. My mother is 86 years old and lives with me. My concern was growing due to her and my granddaughter when she visited.
I have always had German Shepherds and Labrador’s and couldn’t believe how one so small dog could wreak such havoc with our lives. I just couldn’t train him and my patience had come to an end with Toby. With some help from another local vet who also experienced Toby at his worst but did manage to give him his needles and me some brochures which directed me to contact to the K9Centre.
The K9 Centre trainer returned my call and sent me out e-mails with all the information I required plus a choice of training schedules. This was also a very difficult decision to make regarding contacting The K9 Centre as I didn’t think any dog trainer would take on a little dog for training. This proved to be the best decision i could ever make for Toby and us. Our Trainer came and spent some time with Toby in our house then took him away for 14 days of training. ( Due to me working fairly long hours all week it was easier to send Toby away for training rather than an hour here and there).
On day 14, Toby arrived at the front door and we had over an hour with him and his trainer at the house going through Toby’s training. After 2 weeks of being home and us continuing his training program, he returned to see how we were progressing and spent over an hour with us again.
Today we have the lovable little dog we originally bought 16 months ago. He is a joy to have around and we have many laughs instead of yelling and cross times with him. I would recommend The K9 Centre to anybody with a dog who is unsociable or has behavioural problems no matter how big or how small the dog. It wasn’t just a matter of training Toby but educating us to continue on with Toby’s training so he is secure in his human environment and we are the leaders again.
A big Thank-you to The K9 Centre from Toby, Norma and Sheryl.