Happy is my Border Collie mix and like the child in the nursery rhyme, when she's sweet, she's very sweet and when she's not she's a P.I.T.A. She was adopted from the local SPCA shelter. At first, she was a very sweet and playful puppy, but then she and I had some rough times. I was slow to get her in training. Not before she'd shown some human aggression. I tried a private trainer but it was clear that we needed more help. Finally, I was referred to Aunt Faye's Dog Training. And that is where we turned the corner.
I was smart enough to know that I was responsible for the problems, but didn't know how to turn things around. Aunt Faye talked about options and recommended using the remote collar. She suggested a demo and very quickly I saw my problem dog walking placidly and responding to commands. My first reaction was that this was magic. How could she get such an immediate response? My second reaction was a big sigh of relief...maybe there was hope for Happy and me.
After the demonstration, Happy came back to me and lay down. She was calm and quiet. I knew by her reaction that she was comfortable with Aunt Faye and her training methods. After the two weeks of training, Happy came home with a new outlook on life and a new respect for what she needed to do for me. I was invited to attend group class so that I would have the chance to practice our new training with other dogs and owners. Group walks, classes and agility have been great opportunities to reinforce OUR training!
So, what's new about the new Happy? Calmness. Attention. Focus. With the training she and I received and the help of the training collar, Happy pays attention to what I ask. One of the best commands she learned is "place". I point at a spot and give the command and she goes there and stays. A dog obeying!! What a concept!! Happy is happy and thriving. She enjoys walks and rubs and is learning new commands. She's great fun!!
Thanks Aunt Faye’s Dog Training