10/06/2023 - General
I first met him when his owners booked a 1-1 session. Finn had been in his new home only a few weeks and was still adjusting. It became obvious that he hadn’t lived in a home before, wasn’t toilet trained, and didn’t know what tv was, but he was a quick learner and soon adapted. The main issue we faced was that he didn’t know how to walk with a lead, he pulled all over the place, and with his human being elderly with health and mobility issues, it was clear to me that this was a real safety issue. Being pulled by Finn could result in a serious injury to his humans.
After a consultation where he was assessed for his behaviour and any issues he may have, we decided that booking a Walk and Train would be the most beneficial for them all. They desperately wanted to enjoy a walk with their lovely new boy.
I arrived on Monday morning to begin his training, and Finn & I went for a walk locally, it was clear that he wasn’t used to built-up areas. He was alert and coped well. The next day I took him to my dog school unit and started to teach him the beginning stages of how to walk nicely on the lead. I only use reward-based methods, and cocktail sausages were his favourite, so that’s what I used to help him get a positive connection to the lead and training.
He picked up the training really well, and I then started to take him out to different environments, which he smashed. He learnt quickly!