Sunday, 30 October 2016

A Pack Of German Shepherds

German Shepherds, staying for residential training, have featured prominently over the past few weeks. They've arrived with a variety of issues though needless to say it's been great fun to work with them all.

Luna arrived recently, anxious of other dogs due to being attacked when younger. She was fearful of all dogs - big and small - and would react on the premise that "attack is the best form of defence",  with her hackles up as she barked and lunged at any dog she cross paths with.

But what a different dog we now have. Gone is the insecurity and wariness of the old Luna, replaced by a calm and confident girl who's since been collected by her owner.

Luna, socialising in Keswick ...
.. end enjoying a break on a walk
Meanwhile Mac has been making tremendous progress. This young lad was full of energy on arrival and was reactive to anything and everything ...... apart from commands !
Roll on four weeks and things have really changed. We now have a loose lead when I walk him, along with eye contact in recognition that I'm the pack leader !

Mac in full flight ... and free of a lead !
Romy is the oldest of the GSD's we've been training recently. This big lad is a gentle giant and having full control over him gurantees that I won't be pulled along the ground by his sheer strength !

Romy

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