My two year old grand daughter easily walks this 6 mo. old Cocker Spaniel that " is impossible to walk on a leash" according to the owners. This exercise took about 5 minutes. Once again, when the puppy was put into the right "mindset", he instinctively followed the little girl. She didn't know the puppy couldn't be leash trained.
the two Boxers (right) deemed "lost causes" by two Tucson trainers
because of their severe aggression towards other dogs. After I
established in their minds who was in charge, they could relax.
Suddenly any need for confrontation with other dogs disappeared.
This Cocker Spaniel (right),
at first displayed almost a paralyzing fear of my dogs. It was very
important to challenge that fear rather than just accept it.
Once the puppy was in the proper frame of mind, he readily accepted and enjoyed walking with my two Rotties. Honestly, it is as easy as it looks.
I love dogs. All sizes, ages and breeds. I've been a pet dog trainer most of my life, having worked with dogs with behavioral issues since I was 15. Now, 40 years later, getting dogs to do what I want is almost second nature. Each of these dogs have their own issues; aggressiveness, over excitement, lack of focus and in the case of the Aussie severe fear of other dogs. You get their attention, you gain their trust, then they listen and respond.
This 9 mo. old Pit Bull though not mean, was hard to control. Once the proper relationship was made, and the puppy knew what was expected of him, my one year old grand daughter was in good hands (paws).
It should always be the goal and responsibility of every dog owner to be in complete control, no matter the breed or age.