The first group of Growl to Grow clients are actively doing their homework and following the training plans I’ve created for them and adapt as we go.
Growl to Grow clients may sound like you in the beginning. They are often struggling with barking at all things, their dogs fearfully lunging and nipping at guests, pulling on a leash or never coming back when the leash comes off.
Clients are learning about how learning is NEVER in a straight line and finding ways of staying patient with themselves and their dogs.
Dogs are learning how being with their people and playing games and interacting on a daily basis is the source of plenty. Plenty of love. Plenty of affection. Plenty of attention. Plenty of enrichment.
What continue to astounds me is where my clients hearts open and their imagination widens with seeing the untapped potential in their relationship with their dogs.
Is that you?
What if I told you, by the end of the program, you’ll be doing activities with your dogs you never imagined was possible?
Like taking your once highly reactive dog and being able to go into a busier city center and have lunch with friends and your dogs?
Or, planning on taking your fearful and reactive dog to a pet sitter or boarder for the first time? Finding out, your dog enjoyed her time there for a WHOLE weekend and not once had a reactive event causing more fear.
How about this one, being able to have your dog off leash for the first time and she stays with you for the ENTIRE run in the woods?
Unimaginable, right? Not at all.
All of these things have been accomplished by my clients. The goals of decreasing barking and changing their dogs’ minds about once stressful or fearful events are now exciting and enjoyable.
How about LOOSE leash walking. One client in particular had some trouble with her dog pulling on a leash and now she and her dog are doing a Couch 2 5K because her dog gained mad leash walking skill.
K-Rae and Ray wanted their dogs Shadow and Popeye have better leash walking skills and improve on recall and being off leash.
We played hide n’ seek and practiced loose leash walking in the first session.
In less than a week, the Ray recounted while on a run, Shadow ran with him off leash in the woods and she stayed right by Ray’s side the entire time.
This all happened because of the relationship K-Rae and Ray strengthened with their dogs.
This can be you too!