Thanks for working with our German shepherd puppy Ninja. We took great care to source our puppy for looks, health and temperament. With the same level of care we sourced a trainer. We selected a sample of trainers from across Australia on the internet, checked their qualifications and references and inquired about the methods employed to produce the conditioned responses in the trained doggies. We determined that your methods using “calm pressure” and voice correction were effective and would build a confident response and the outcome would be a puppy that understands the limitations and boundaries and one that responds in a happy motivated way to our voice or hand signal commands.
Now we have Ninja back from her 10 day board and train program we find our 15 week old puppy is even more of a joy as she sits and waits to go through doorways and across roads, automatically sits and walks on a loose lead, comes when called, and drops whatever she has in her mouth at the time at our feet without hesitation or frustration. The real proof is that she does all this with abounding enthusiasm, a waggly tail, a huge smile and a cheeky look in her eye. She has not lost any of her enthusiasm and this new “connection” she has with us is her and our big reward. The result is she “gets it”. We have a better understanding and a fuller relationship. She knows when she has done a great job and she knows when she needs to stop and redirect her energy elsewhere.
We love that you are available for regular maintenance sessions and we look forward to our future occasional update sessions as she matures and learns more complex commands.
Rosie J & Ninja