BICHON/CAVALIER CROSS – ELLIOT
PROBLEM – OBSESSIVE BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS OTHER DOGS. POOR RECALL ETC.
Elliot, the Bichon/Cavalier cross had become a nightmare for his owners Del and Jane.
His behaviour around other dogs was completely obsessive and at first sight of a dog he would begin the most ear-splitting squealing and whining, to the total embarassment of his owners.
He would pull to get to the dog and whilst there was no aggression, his behaviour would then be completely over the top with much jumping and mounting.
He would also do the same to their young daughter and they had reached a cross-roads where rehoming was being seriously considered. They were dreading a forthcoming camping trip and were not sure whether they would be able to take him.
After an assessment and follow up sessions, we soon had a much calmer dog and Jane was a lot happier:-
"Peter, just wanted to say thank you again for your help with Elliot. He has made great progress and is overall a much calmer and more attentive dog. I am particularly pleased with his response to me, as I was definitely not his focus before.
His new calm behaviour has been noticed by friends and family and he is now a pleasure, rather than a pain, to take out. We managed to have our first relaxing family camping trip recently, where he mixed well and appropriately with other dogs at the camp site – AMAZING! Seeing Elliot change to quickly has really spurred on on to keep his training up. Thanks again! Best wishes Jane, Del and Polly