Panda is our 10 month old border collie come former head of the household! I say former because a session with Peter has helped us teach him where he should "sit". Our problems were pulling on the lead, running through doorways, jumping up, jumping onto furniture, excessive barking, stealing food, going upstairs (and using the landing as his ensuite), chasing cars and bikes and anything else that moved, chewing my curtains. In January whilst out on an evening of him taking me for a walk, he spotted another collie on the opposite site of the road and before I could say nice doggy, he pulled me over and I fell and cracked my shoulder!! These are a few of the problems we were having. I'm sure I've left some things out. It's been a week since Peter spent a session reprogramming us and already, even though everything is a work in progress, we've eliminated most of his unwanted behaviours. It's great to watch panda sit at the foot of our stairs longing to run up them but his face actually says "It's ok I know it's out of bounds" (or something along that line).
One thing that's helping with his change in behaviour is a change to his diet. Peter gave us some interesting and sensible info regarding commercially available dog food and the comparison to kids and red cordial. He suggested a raw natural diet and changing over gradually. Having raised 4 sons (who have all managed to grow up into well behaved fully functioning men), I changed his diet over to chicken necks etc in one swoop the very next day. I don't know if it's my wishful thinking or not, but one week later we have 2 (we also have a 10 yr old lagotto) much calmer and easier to train dogs. I've also found a fairly local supplier of raw cheap dog food which is really handy.
Our advice to anyone who ever has even the most stubborn stain in their dogs encyclopaedia of how to press the buttons of my humans', call Bark busters NOW, and ask for help. It's a lot of my money I know, but it's a gift of a lifetime of support from them and a lifetime of love and peace from your pooch.
Well done Peter!
Bark Busters dealt with Barking, Chewing, Digging, Hyperactivity, Jumping up, Other, Pulling, Recall, Sibling rivalry
Trainer note from Peter :
It was a pleasure to help you and your family in having Panda well behaved family member.
Your commitment and consistent education will maintain a great border collie,who was very smart to train your family
Enjoy your new dog and you have our free support for Panda's whole life.