This is Bramble the border terrier. Bramble is just lush, she’s no bother at all - very calm, very happy, and just gets on with it, she’s not really interested in anyone else’s business which is perfect.
She was quite reactive at some dogs, especially Jack Russells, so we’ve done some straightforward counter conditioning with her essentially teaching Bramble that when she sees a dog, the owner says a word which means she looks back and gets a treat. Now when she sees a dog, she automatically looks back for a treat.
For our last session we went down to Spanish City in Whitley Bay, we walked around Spanish City a bit, there were loads of dogs sitting down in the cafés and Bramble didn’t react to any of them. The only time she reacted was at one that barked at her first and was very close to her, no one expected it. We recalled her straight away and she came straight away, got a treat, and then was happy. We walked past 15-20 dogs and she’s just done fantastically.
Bramble is another one where we’re pretty much nearly done with her training. She needs couple more reps with dogs running around off lead quite near them, but other than that she’s done. On the lead she’s perfect.
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