Sometimes a canine training center can mean the differnce between life and death. Adopting a new dog can be the most rewarding experience of your life. A year ago, the Beranek family adopted an adorable Australian Cattle Dog/Rat Terrier mix named Tasha. Tasha was everything they could have hoped for: a great athlete, extremely smart, and the perfect size to take anywhere.
However, it became clear from their first meeting that Tasha had come from a troubled past. The local humane society had picked her up from the streets of the inner city at the delicate age of about a year. She had become extremely fear aggressive when seeing men and would lunge at other dogs when she was on walks. She was in danger of being labeled dangerous and being put down.
Luckily for little Tasha, her new family could see her kind heart. The way that she would sit with the couple’s special needs nephew and lick his hand to keep him calm showed just how caring she could be. The way that she would sit with her owner when she had a migraine to provide some comfort was indicative of a caring animal. Tasha was not a bad dog, no dog is a bad dog. Tasha simply needed help.
Knowing this problem was too big for them to tackle on their own, the Beraneks took Tasha to a local canine training facility for help. There, the Beraneks not only learned how to work with Tasha’s problems, they received support and assurance that they were not alone in their efforts to help this wonderful yet troubled dog.
Fast forward to today, Tasha is still learning, but instead of barking and lunging when guests come into her home, she is excited to see guests and meet new people. She knows that if she walks over to them calmly, she might get her favorite thing, butt scratches. For a dog that was in danger of being put down, her family and the local canine training center taking the time to understand her made all the difference, and saved her life.
No dog is a bad dog. Their bad behavior is their way of asking for help. Consider taking the fluffy loved one in your life to a local canine training facility. It could mean a happier and healthier life for both you and your darling pet.
If you are considering dog training for your dog, please contact Canine Commander for more information.