Most Improved Dog January 2019
Louie began his education with CF Behavior after trying to bite his vet. He thought that biting and growling were the best way to get out of doing what he didn't want to do. Then he met Miss Marie! At their first meeting he lunged at her, and Tyson pulled him and had him lie down in front of her. He learned quickly to respect Miss Marie, and more slowly his humans. With persistence and lots of treats, Louie slowly accepted that walking with a head collar was not so horrible, and he could even make other doggy friends. Listening to the humans actually got him a lot of unexpected rewards. At his last vet visit, Louie was a perfect gentleman!
Most Improved Dog February 2019
Kiva came from a shelter after having been relinquished by her family that "didn't have time to work with her". She was adopted by a wonderful mom who has plenty of time to work with and love her. Kiva was afraid of all people, sounds, and most of the furniture in the house. Slowly she is coming out of her shell, exploring the house and discovering that Marie and her friends bring "cookies". Last week, Kiva made her first forage into the dreaded basement, and discovered it was a pretty cool (literally) place to hang out with mom.
Most Improved Dog March 2019
Bruce has a history of barking at strangers, especially men, and other dogs. He would lunge at visitors to his home. With an herbal supplement, acupressure and compression therapy, Bruce started to calm down. Thanks to help from Ranger, Moira, Buddy and Benji, Bruce learned to not only ignore other dogs walking by, but to actually greet appropriately. Bruce is still working on his "people skills", but can now walk up to strangers and accept treats. In 3 sessions, and a lot of hard work by his humans, Bruce has come a very long way. He even visited family members and made friends with a little girl.