121 case study for dog behaviour problems between 3 dogs
- Mixed breeds and 1 Belgium shepherd
- Roxy, Echo and Alice
- Leicester – Hinkley
Areas for 121 dog behaviour help were
- Rough play between the 3 dogs
- Dog aggression between two dogs
- Food and nutrition
- General dog obedience in all areas of the house
- Dog aggression towards other dogs on walk
I arrived at my destination to a terraced house, it’s important to start the thinking process of how the layout of this house type can contribute to dog behaviour problems. The door opened and the initial meet was with two dogs in crates and one loose. Asked the owners to let the dogs out and then all was clear about how two dogs certainly didn’t like each other. The work started straight away.
We just don’t know what play is and what’s not. And the intensity of the aggression is getting worse. We are desperate for your guidance.
The future for this pack was going to shortly change as one dog was being fostered, but this introduction had caused a lot of stress on one of the dogs, who’s previous history was a street dog. Aggression was the only option this dog adopted.
The owners were going to have to be super vigilant at all times adopting my strategy going forward. It’s a proven method that’s been proved to work time after time. We talked about the body language being given off within the pack and when to step in and when not.
Even though we had a clear list, the owners hadn’t picked up the hyper vigilance of one of the dogs. Labelling her behaviour as being nosey for looking out windows, and never considered some of her stereo typical behaviours as a problem. I gave lots of advice around this as I always do.
I needed the owners to understand that dog owning changes when you own three dogs at a time. There are a lot more considerations and they took this on board straight away.
The owners have a heart of gold, taking in a foster dog when they were trying to raise a puppy which is a Belgium shepherd with a dog that has dog behaviour issues. I completely understood their decision and admired them to seek professional help.
As we continued to work on behaviours in the home the owners could see how my philosophy and training strategy worked and why. My 121’s are hands on approach so the owners were getting used to the new programme and I could see their confidence growing.
If you are struggling to train a re-homed dog, or worried what is actually going between your dogs. Don’t wait on it, call a professional like and I will show you how to become better dog owners, but most of all your dogs will feel the benefit too.