Here we are 6 yrs later and I can’t believe who this dog is today.
So what changed? How did Monster go from a dog that attacked (or tried to) every person, dog, car, or anything that came within twenty feet of us, to the calm, sweet, funny boy I knew him to be at home?
What changed was me and how I treated Monster, I stopped letting him train me. I had to remember that he is not human and does not understand the world I’ve brought him into. Imagine everyday being forced to face your greatest fear without freaking out. It would be very difficult to do, yet we ask this of our dogs? Through training and building a bond with your dog, they learn to trust you and therefore relax and just be “dogs.” Providing our dogs with the proper guidance and structure, along with the food, love and snuggles they require will help you and your dog have a better life. Let’s face it, our dogs do not always make the best decisions so let’s not make them have to choose. Take lead and your dog will follow!
Now, how does one train their dog?
That is not advice that can be given via a text or over the phone without properly evaluating the dog, but I can make a suggestion. If you are that person who has a bunch of excuses as to why your dog behaves in an undesirable manner at times, or can’t have people over for fear of your dog, then start training.