Montreal's Worst Dog Lesson 1

Here is Sadie our winner of Montreal’s worst dog@ her first lesson learning to play the follow and focus game.
Take a look at what a hard puller she was at the start of our first lesson and how drmamtically she improved over the course of an hour.

Training Montreal dogs and teaching Montreal dog owners to bring out the best in their dogs!

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Training Terriers! Really?!?

Scottish Terrier Bobby in training and wearing his K9 - Cam and vest!

Dog Aggression solutions in Montreal - Family K9 to the rescue!

Bobby’s owner called me for training out of concern regarding Bobby’s dog aggression as well as a lack of general training.
We spoke @ length about the training and I explained that I can teach most any dog to control itself through proper training - and some dogs become social - which is an added bonus - and some don’t. But at the end of the day the bottom line is we will have a trained dog and a dog that can be walked, come when called, fo to place and ignore other dogs outside on a walk as needed.
You can clearly see in this video that not only is Bobby focused and very obedient - he heels both on and off leash, comes when called from a good distance, stays on his place under major distractions - he is also very social with both little and large dogs!

Control and social skilles developed through dog training

I am so proud of how far this little guy has come in only two weeks! When he first came in - he sounded like a dog caught in a blender whenever he would see another dog. In fact I emailed his owner to tell her about the “Excorcism of young Robert” because that was how channeled his aggression was.
Go Bobby!

Dog Aggression, People Aggression and Possesive Aggression - sound like fun?

Cody’s owners enrolled Cody in Family K9’s in home Intensive training - Nick trained Cody for 2 weeks and then taught his owners how to maintain the training Cody received and have been doing great on their own since then.
Cody Galasso Greenstone4
Here is the email I got from Cody’s owner prior to training to give what you are watching some context:

Hi Nick,

Cody is a two year old Cockapoo who has had two trainers in the past year. One was quite brief to help train the basics. The second was a board and train for one week, plus a few sessions here and there. The latter was better for Cody but we still have nagging issues which we want to completely get rid one. The list is as follows:

- About 75-80% of the time, when walking on the street, he will lunge at people simply walking by. I have to move him to the opposite side of my body to ensure he doesn't lunge. However, if someone surprises us, it's game over.
- 100% of the time he sees a dog on the street, he will bark, tug and lose control. He simply does not like other dogs, no matter what. Occasionally, on walks with very docile dogs, he will get used to them and calm down. However, as soon as we enter a house or the other dog moves quickly, he will lose it and lunge at the dogs.
- He also gets protective over things like food, kleenex or junk on the street. There's no chance to reach in and take it out with our hands because he's sure to bite and draw blood. Although he immediately regrets biting us (he rolls over on his back or walks away head down/tail tucked) it's still unacceptable. We don't have kids yet but want to be sure this is not an issue when the time comes.

Here is an email from Cody’s owners several weeks after his training:
Hi Nick,

Thanks for reaching out.

Cody is doing very well. He's been very good with place (held it up to 45 minutes just yesterday without the zap). He's calmer in general around new people.

We're still working to get him better while walking by new dogs but has been very good around Dayna's parent's dog. Other than a few low growls, he's been very good. 

The Out command is working well too. Did not take long to train him and he does with everything. Still gets kleenex/toilette paper when we're not looking but is easily controlled after that point.

Walking/Heel is good too!

Thanks a lot for checking in. We can discuss at which point we need to do the refresher/update.

Hope all is well with you.