Initially, she had to be feed by hand in order to gain her trust. When we’d bring her out into our fenced in yard, we’d have to keep her on a leash, because she’d be too frightened to come back in the house on her own. She eventually adjusted to our family and home, but any new situations such as meeting new people, would immediately instill uncontrollable fear in Mia. Taking her for a walk was torture. She would pull on the leash, and cower in fear of any type of noise. It wasn’t long before I realized that conventional obedience training was not going to work with Mia.
Then a friend recommended Canine Magic. I contacted Terry, and as early as our very first meeting, I could see a difference in Mia. As we progressed, the training quickly made going for walks more pleasurable, and she quickly learned her commands to sit, stay, etc. I can now let her off leash during our walks at a local field with the assurance that she is always under my control.
Mia will always have her anxieties, but the training I received has helped me to manage these fears. Terry explained to me that Mia’s personality would always be that of a dog who is cautious of new people and situations. However, through the training I’ve received, I have been able to help Mia to work through these fears. Mia has become a key member of our family, and continues to bring much joy and love to us all.
Many thanks to Terry for the lessons needed to bring out the best in Mia!
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