Dog Behaviour Consultation
Hi Jo – Hope that you are well, just a little bit of info about Arnie. He was born on the 6th Sept 2011, he is a very cute Shi tzu, but he has HAD a few problems or perhaps I should say we had the problem and Arnie was very clever on picking up on it.
Arnie was 6 months old when we had him castrated, thinking that it would quieten him down? Not quite so, I think it had the reverse affect.
Arnie was refusing to eat anything associated to dog food, we have spent a small fortune on different foods to no avail, then we started giving him our food, BIG MISTAKE!
Arnie also was a bit nippy to the point where we were sustaining some nasty bruising and cuts. We were at our wits end, I was going to work every day leaving my Mum at home with him not knowing what he would do to her, sometimes I would come home from work and she would be in tears.
To be honest I was thinking of trying to re-home him, until by coincidence my Husband was talking to someone in the park and she just so happened to mention Jo Croft.
After spending 4 hours with Jo, and digging deep into our hearts working together and being consistent, it is all about tough love. Jo reminded us that Arnie is a dog not a human being, and his needs are different to ours and despite what we say to him words don’t mean anything – actions speak louder.
Arnie is now well behaved, eats his food as he should and has good manners, all thanks to Jo – we now have the perfect little pet who fits into our home beautifully.