Hartford Day 2

If I had a dollar for every trained dog I saw at the Hartford Pet show I would not be able to buy my daily iced coffee with 2 shots of esspresso from Starbucks...why because the cost $4.00 and I only had 3 dogs with me....but there must have been 500 other dogs at the show..and not one of them was under control...I am baffled by what I saw....I mean good for me...lots of potential customers ....one woman was telling me about her dog and how she just got her CGC (canine good citizen) certificate, so I asked her how the training was going..she told me that she was still working on things...she explained that she still had a hard time walking her dog, it still pulls her down the street....I was shocked...she explained that it was a golden retriever and still a puppy...I asked her how old the dog was..she told me 2.5 years old...I laughed......to me a puppy is under 6 months old...maybe a year old...tops and your dog should be heeling on a leash before 6 months old if you get it at 8-12 weeks old...with my training system...we train puppies to heel properly in less than a week and then you have a lifetime of proper leash walking...the industry baffles me....

we had so many comments on how are dogs where just laying there and not moving ..are they drugged, tired, beaten...give me a break..they are trained..its called the place command..and it does not matter that hundreds of dogs come walking/pulling there owners by us.



8 hours a day of Place...yep...they can do it



I lost my voice this weekend, spending over 8 hours a day with nonstop demos and talking



One of the people who came to me for help has this large dog who pulls her down the street..it was going after a lot of dogs at the show..she had zero control  over her dog...and then......



she still has to work on her technique, hand position and leash skills...but she is able to walk her dog...time spent with person..5 minutes...




Quick movie of some distraction training with Kishmish who is from California and is with me for a 6 week board and train...Kishmish came to us very reactive to all things around him...he would have gone after this girl on the scooter just a few weeks ago...things with wheels he tended to freak out with...so we are making progress every day with him...



We talked to so many people this weekend..it was a very succesfull show...we will most likely get 6 or so new Board and Train clients out of the show in Hartford








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