Dog Obedience Training 19

Dog Obedience Training 19



One of​ my best friends is​ a​ wonderful woman that is​ trying to​ parent her two children on​ her own .​
Her husband died when she was eight months pregnant with their second child .​
She works full time and still manages to​ do a​ great job in​ parenting the​ children .​
Her husband has been dead for eight years .​
During that time both of​ her parents also passed away along with the​ dog that she had for twelve years .​
Two years ago she decided to​ get another dog .​
She bought a​ terrier that is​ very head strong .​
When it​ was a​ puppy she talked about enrolling him in​ dog obedience training,​ but the​ breeder told her to​ wait until the​ dog was a​ year old.
My husband and I​ raise and train hunting dogs .​
We begin dog obedience training as​ soon as​ they are weaned from the​ litter .​
I​ explained this to​ my friend,​ but she thought she should listen to​ the​ breeder .​
She thought it​ made a​ difference that her dog was a​ terrier and ours are Labrador Retrievers .​
Her dog has always been quite difficult to​ be around .​
He barks and jumps up on​ people when they come to​ the​ door .​
She does tell him no and removes him from the​ situation,​ but he was given no other training .​
When she takes him on​ a​ walk she uses and extension leash,​ so the​ dog has full control over the​ situation.
Now that the​ dog is​ two years old and weights fifty pounds she is​ trying to​ discipline him,​ and she is​ running into resistance .​
He still barks and jumps on​ people .​
Over the​ summer he bit a​ child in​ the​ hand .​
Her son told her that this child has been mean to​ the​ dog in​ the​ past .​
The bite did not require medical attention and the​ parents of​ the​ child did not pursue any action .​
My friend thought this was an​ isolated incident and that it​ had occurred due to​ this child being mean to​ the​ dog .​
Two months ago the​ dog jumped on​ a​ neighbor’s child and scratched his face .​
The scratches were so deep that the​ child required stitches .​
My friend decided that she needed to​ get the​ dog obedience training immediately or​ she may be facing a​ law suit .​
The humane society suggested that she hire a​ trainer that comes into the​ home and works with the​ family and the​ animal to​ correct behavior problems .​
This situation seemed to​ go beyond the​ realm of​ basic dog obedience training .​
The trainer came to​ the​ house and met the​ dog and my friend and her children .​
The trainer listened to​ the​ concerns and then developed the​ dog obedience training specifically for their dog .​
The process is​ supposed to​ take about six weeks to​ correct the​ dog’s behaviors .​
My friend agrees that she should have listened to​ me and started the​ dog obedience training when her dog was a​ puppy.




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