This is Boo! I’ve worked with her for quite a long time now and really, with some very spaced-out sessions.
When I was first booked for Boo, they’d already seen a couple of trainers but were no further forward. Now, it’s obvious why. As soon as we started working with Boo and co, we recommended a good vet check as there was more going on than just a behavior issue. Turned out Boo had a lot of issues in her back legs and this was likely causing her a lot of pain.
With Boo being young, there was a lot of management we needed to put in place while waiting for her to be grown up enough to undergo her operation.
Now she’s had the first part of her operation, which is the main part that would have been causing her pain - and watching her is like a weight has been lifted from her.
She’s gone from completely unfocused, reacting and everything and nothing and being terrified of the world to a super happy, focused, and fun dog outside!
All the training they did with her that she struggled with before has now clicked and she’s fantastic with it - even to the point of her owners now training her in rally obedience.
The moral of this story is quite clear. Pain can cause behavior issues. And a good vet check could be a major part of what your dog needs.
There’s still some work to do for her as she completely missed her socialization period, but she will do just fine now!
Well done Boo and co, not many people would have worked as hard as you have with her!
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