We sought out Wag & Train’s one on one training when our Border Collie/Cattle Dog mix of 9 months began to show signs of what we perceived as aggression towards other dogs. We were anxious and terrified that this behavior could cross over into her interactions with kids, adults, and dogs in any context. Kari worked closely with us to identify Blue’s anxiety and we discovered that she simply didn’t have much confidence around other dogs and therefore, felt the need to protect herself. We worked diligently with Kari to build up Blue’s level of confidence with other dogs, decrease her vocalizing, and develop a happy and loving dog.
Blue is now almost one year old and she no longer stays anxious around other dogs, she cues to us for direction when she feels uncomfortable, and has even begun initiating play with other dogs! We weren’t sure if we would have to keep her isolated from other dogs for the rest of her life, something we were really worried about considering how active we are in the outdoors where there tend to be plenty of other pups around. Low and behold, Kari equipped us with incredible tactics to work with Blue to get her back out with us and interacting confidently and appropriately with other dogs. We are so proud of our little one and are more than thankful that Wag & Train gave us incredible piece of mind and the skills we needed to be successful and happy with Blue. I am even more grateful that we were able to work with Kari when Blue was a puppy; Kari has helped us to work our way towards training and developing a really happy dog!
MacKenzie and Jensen, Denver, Co.