Making life easier for Montreal Dogs and their people

Andre wanted what every dog owner wants:
To be able to include his dog in his daily activities and be able to control her as needed.
Airdale Terrier aggressive problems Lachine Canal

Dog behaviour wishlist:

Andre contacted me by email about his Airdale Terrier Lizbeth and he had some specific problems he hoped to have corrected.:
She could be aggressive to people at times and in certain contexts.
No one could approach the car when she was in it - she would try and bite.
He could not go through a drive through with Lizbeth for the same reason.
Joggers and fast moving people were potential bites as well as strangers out on a walk.
She was bratty in the house and he had no off leash control outside.
His daily routine at a local cafe/bakery coffee and a muffin was a problem since Lizbeth would get too excited and bark in a frenzy when they got there.
Her greetings of people she knew were out of control at times and needed to be toned down - allowing Lizbeth and the people she knew to interact in a more pleasurable way.

Andre wanted what every dog owner wants: To be able to include his dog in his daily activities and be able to control her as needed.

Andre enrolled Lizbeth in
Family K9’s 2 week in home intensive training program - and the results you see in the video are at the end of the program - with Andre having learned to handle her just the day before.
Listen to what he has to say as well as watch how well he handles Lizbeth - all in 1 day since her completion. Note he also speaks about what he did with her in between our lesson - so
she is not just working becasue the trainer is present.

If the dog is trained properly - the owner as well as the trainer can have excellent control and reliability. Two weeks to a better dog!

The video shows a drive through @ a local Mcdonald’s for coffe with Lizbeth being perfectly behaved as well as Andre and Lizbeth showing off a variety of off leash obedience around joggers, walkers and other distractions right on the Lachine Canal, as well as a surprise run in with Andre’s housekeeper whom Lizbeth clearly adores and as you can see Lizbeth is happy to greet her and inetract with her - she does so in a perfectly sweet and charming ay rahter than getting wild.

Montreal Dog Trainer and his Dog help clean up the Maine Beaches

One of the very useful dog training tricks that stem from a fetch command!

Hyper playing on the beach in Maine

We have spent a lot of time on the beaches in Maine as a family and Hyper was most often there with us - so why not do our part to help keep the place nice and clean? Too bad there weren’t any recycling bins around.

Montreal's best Bernese Mountain Dog

Montreal's best Bernese Mountain Dog
What can I say about Baylor- what a great dog - they should all be like him.

Kicked out of his dog walking group for bad behaviour

Interestingly I ran into his dog walker at a local dog park and the dog walker told me all about what a pain Baylor was and how he had to kick him out of his dog walking group for bad behaviour. Eating everything in site,running off and not coming when called and being a pest in general.
This was encounter was @ Baylor’s 3rd lesson - and by then he was starting to work off leash already - and while he wasnt polished yet - you could see that he already knew to respond to allt he things we needed.
Here he is in this video after 8 lessons.

Montreal’s Dr Penfield dog park - exemplary behaviour

In the dog park Baylor shows off his skills:

  • Do a wonderful place and sit/stay with other dogs zooming around him
  • come when called while playing with other dogs.

Off leash dog downtown Montreal - can you trust your dog in traffic and around people and dogs off leash?

  • You can see Baylor heeling off leash in Downtown Montreal in full traffic.
  • Do place on a discarded sofa on Dr Penfield(?!) with people walking by and a noisy garbage truck next to him.
  • Come when called with complete focus.
  • Hold a sit/stay while another dog popped out of the doorway surprising all of us.

He has come a tremendous distance in 2 weeks!


Building confidence in fearful dogs

Luna’s Onwers, Michael and Vanessa contacted me with concerns about their dog Luna - who was barking non stop and lunging at people and dogs the minute they stepped outside their condo door. Being nice, responsible peopple they knew something had to be done becasue the behaviour was unnaceptable to them and they didnt want their dog to casue anyone any problems nor for their dog to live such a stressed out existance.

Teaching fearful dogs to de-stress

We did three lessons together and here is the final result in the video.
Luna has long since been fine walking around people - both in the condo building and outdoors - the last step was being anywhere near a dog - she would still go nuts!
So I invited them to the kennel and brought out the most annoying dog I had there (sorry Bailey!) and we worked together teaching Michael hwo to properly handle Luna in that context.
Luna already knkew everything she needed - Michael just needed to understand how to work around high level distractions.
Here is Luna 10-15 minutes into our lesson - and you can see how she is not only calm and focused - but also occassionally comes out to interact with Bailey - with more repetition she will gain even more confidence!