We have two Great Danes, Toby and Izzy, brother and sister. We tried a couple of dog training classes with them when they were 14 weeks old. All that happened was that we got dragged around the halls. I then saw the card for The Dogfather in the vets, so gave Graeme a ring. He arranged to come over at a time to suit us.
When he got here we sat and had a chat about the dogs and what the daily routine was. Our biggest problem was walking. They used to drag us all over the place including into the road. Graeme asked us to get one of them ready to go out as we would normally and he straight away showed us how to get them to wait at the door until we said it was time to move. I couldn't believe dog behaviour could change so quickly!
We went out and straight away Toby wasn't in control of the walk. The difference was remarkable! After that we've found that with the techniques Graeme has shown us that we can walk them both together without being pulled in every direction. Graeme is a very pleasant and easy to get along with too. Thank you Graeme!
(Graeme says: You're welcome ladies. Thank YOU too for your kind words! It's great to hear Toby and Izzy are doing well. I always say leading a walk is not about physically overpowering the dog and you're the living proof. It's hard to out-handle a Great Dane, but it's easy to be a good leader when you know how. Well done!)
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