I had the pleasure of working with Bert a 5 year old, male Jack Russell and his lovely owner. Bert is extremely wary of other dogs, he doesn’t feel comfortable in their presence, fueled by his owners nerves. However in certain situations he copes marvelously, so getting them working together and building trust and confidence is a must.
He would also bark at the front door, jump up at visitors, pull on the lead and demand attention or play. Was lovely to see how bright Bert is and also how he was also used to having certain things his own way!! It was even better to see them both start working with clear rules and boundaries, using simple tools to get them working as a team and building confidences.
This is how Bert ended his day with me… hehehe! It’s amazing to see what mental stimulation coupled with moderate exercise does to a highly intelligent dog.