Bailey the Poodle Cross

Bailey the Poodle Cross

We had tried trainers before contacting Sally, we had done puppy classes, group classes and 1-2-1s. Nothing helped our (now 1 year old) poodle cross, we were told that we had to treat her every time she did something right and ignore her when she did something wrong, we were stuck in a continuous cycle of treating and getting nowhere.

We looked at testimonials on Sally’s website and were very hopeful that she would be able to help us. From the first time Bailey met Sally there was an understanding and willingness to follow, which we hadn’t seen from her before.

Its now been a couple of days since Sally’s visit and the change in Bailey is remarkable. She is so much more relaxed in the house now that she has defined rules and boundaries that the whole family are committed to.

Her lead walking has improved as well, we are no longer being pulled along and although we know that we have still a long way to go, the tools and knowledge that Sally has given us makes us confident and positive that with continued work we will have the happy confident dog we have always hoped for.

Many thanks,

Sally, Bob and Beth

 

UPDATE: She is so relaxed in the house, the tail chasing has reduced dramatically and although we are still going out with her in the garden she hasn’t tried to bite the fence once!

We’ve had multiple people including family members and neighbours tell us how much better she is and that she’s a different dog. Whilst taking her to a coffee shop a stranger commented on how well behaved she was, we couldn’t believe it.

The lead walking has just gone from strength to strength, we are doing the turns and zigzags and she just walks along by the side of us with no problem, stops when we stop and is starting to get better when passing and seeing other dogs. It isn’t a chore to walk her anymore and is something that we look forward to.

We know that we still have a ways to go, but in these 2 short months the change in Bailey has been unbelievable, we hadn’t achieved anything like this in over 9 months of group classes and 1-2-1’s with different trainers.

Thank you for all your help.

Sally, Bob and Beth

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