Breed: Golden Doodle
Behavior Challenge: Barking, inappropriately greeting guests, steeling and chewing things up, pulling on leash, general inability to listen and lack of manners
Wrigley was given his privileges and freedom before he was really ready to handle it, and as a result, he not only made poor choices but became well-practiced at bad behavior.
Wrigley’s owners were interested in e-collar training right off the bat. In fact, they had purchased a model online. Thankfully, they realized they should get some professional guidance on using it responsibly. The plan was basic obedience and the use of the e-collar to help make everyday “teachable moments” valuable learning opportunities instead of opportunities for Wrigley to continue to learn the wrong things.
Wrigley responded well to the collar and working with his owners through the training plan. Of course, his exuberant doodle-self came through in everything he did. By the time training was done, Wrigley’s leash pulling was a thing of the past, he was much more respectful about guests and the front door, and he was staying on his place like a champ.
In Their Own Words – Our Client Experience
As our Golden-Doodle, Wrigley, approached 75 pounds we realized it was long past due to get him under control. He would get so rambunctious around new people that it became hard to have anyone over to our house. That is when we called Sarah and Paws n Motion. The in-home lessons were perfect because that is where the problems were occurring.
Sarah’s instruction gave us the confidence to stop Wrigley’s bad behaviors including jumping on guests, counter surfing, and tugging us on walks. After four sessions, Wrigley was noticeably calmer when people entered the house and generally more obedient. Sarah taught us the foundational skills for continued success in our ongoing training.
Bryan and Meredith, Brooklyn Park