I went into my “Zen Jeff mode” and calmed her down within minutes without my previous trainers help
First off I just want to say thank you for all your free advice and training demonstrations you have available. It really helped me get through a bad patch with my dogs.
I recently went through an emotional dip for a week or 2 (like all humans do) and that effected my dogs. To make matters worse my dog trainer asked me to leave because I could not handle my dogs that week and she felt that I was wasting time and money. She did not offer to help work through the problems or offer guidance. Sadly that is the norm in South Africa.
That is why I turned to YouTube and found you. I have learned more from watching 1 of your videos than 13 months with my trainer. The one thing you said totally blew my mind and that is that it is ok to correct your dog.
I went back to see her a week ago at her pet store. As soon as my dog saw her she got excited and started bouncing and yelping. I jumped at the opportunity to use this as a training session. I went into my “Zen Jeff mode” and calmed her down within minutes without my previous trainers help. It went so well my dog went into a stay down… a real stay down and just looked at me while I was browsing the leashes and pet food.
The only regret I have is that you are not in South Africa.
Thank you so much for everything you do.