I love when clients share their wins!
Sometimes the wins happen swiftly while other times, it takes lots of practice and set ups for succes.
But man, when that 💡 goes off it shines brilliantly!
Kaymie reached out to Four Paws & You Dog Training when she was in the process of adopting Skipper (the little guy). She was proactive of getting started with making sure it was a smooth transition with her resident dog, young child and their busy lifestyle.
We discussed all things 🐶! From positive reinforcement training to dog body language to establishing a holistic plan for success!
You see, Gretchen was a bit unsure of Skipper in the beginning. She was over-the-top excited 😆 for food where she was a little (ahem) pushy 😅. Gretchen was also a bit tense around Skipper, so we had to find ways of helping Gretchen accept Skipper as a new member of the family!
Together with Kaymie, I developed a workable plan of action that was easy to put into practice 😉
✅ Built the plan into their work and family schedule
✅ Provide insight into what Gretchen was communicating when she was communicating it (prevention of any escalating tension)
✅ Answered questions in between sessions, so Kaymie had the affirmation she was on the right track.
Now, what you see is Gretchen is waiting PATIENTLY for her turn while Skipper is practicing his cues. WHAT??
How cool is that?!
What’s also exciting for me to see, is Kaymie’s relaxed enjoyment while spending time with Skipper and Gretchen.
Kaymie works hard as healthcare professional in our community. Even more so now, the goal for her downtime is unwinding from the stress of the day and long hours she spends caring for others. #thankyoutoallhealthcareworkers
I’m so happy she is basking in the success of Skipper’s transition into her family and the time spent with Gretchen and Skipper is rewarding for them as a family 💕💕💕💕.
If any of these fit how you’re feeling when your dog is acting out of control:
😤 🤬😞 😢 🥴🤯😩. Know it doesn’t have to stay that way 🤗🤗🤗🤗.