"Frankie" is a 6 year old female Chihuahua x Cocker Spaniel.... a 'Chocker'??
She is at CPC for In-Patient Training with her brother, Dobby.
She used to be quite the barker, but with help of the annoying beep she rarely barks!
She used to jump up on everything and everyone, but now she rarely tries and waits to be invited!
Frankie was not used to sitting and waiting at doorways, but now she will sit automatically when we walk up to a door!
Overall, Frankie is doing very well, but still needs some obedience polishing.
NOTE: I know many of you are thinking, "how mean, a shock collar on such a tiny dog". Please know the actual 'stimulation' is not used at all, unless the dog is doing something that could get it injured or killed....such as, car chasing, fence jumping, bolting away, poison proofing, snake proofing, etc.
"Dobby" is a 6 year old, male Chihuahua x Cocker Spaniel.
He is at CPC for In-Patient Training with his sister, Frankie.
When he first arrived he presented with fear, nervousness, skittishness and a genuine lack of trust in human judgment and human touch. He was obsessed with his sister, cried if she was out of eyesight, pulled on the leash to go in her direction if they were separated by just a few feet, etc.
While at CPC, Dobby has been treated like a single dog from separate family. He still gets quality time with Frankie every day, but they no longer get to spend 24/7 together. Frankie used to be the one he always looked to in times of stress, but now it's a human. If they were 'out in the wild' it would be just fine for one dog to rely on another dog for survival....it's just not that way in the human world.
We still want them to be siblings, just not so much so that they are unable to handle normal, everyday activities alone.
Overall, Dobby is doing soooo much better! He is calmer, quieter and SEEMS genuinely happier. I can't wait to get started with the owner's follow up lessons!
What Our Clients Are Saying
"Hi Suzi!! I just wanted to give you an incredible update on our boy Gunnar. A few weeks ago I had an episode while my husband Casey was busy and thanks to you and your training techniques, I was able to get Gunnar to tell Casey I was having a problem and I was able to keep Gunnar and I calm (which is incredible considering I was on the floor immobilized and only partially able to speak). Not only that, but Gunnar actually stayed calm when the paramedics were in our home! And then today, while doing some outdoor chores, Gunnar "spoke" to tell me there were "intruders" and then pointed them to me in perfect form. I truly cannot thank you enough for helping me with my "problem child" and even if he isn't perfect...he did save my life and stayed completely calm about it!" Shannon Hawkins - November 21, 2014 _____________________________________________________________ "Sophie is doing so great! I cannot believe how quickly she is picking up what I want her to do! These techniques really work! Thank you, Jennifer" Jennifer Mrachek August 16, 2015