Most aggressive episodes are triggered by the fear of being caught in a particular situation. World number one dog to popular belief, it’s very rare indeed that an aggressive dog is a dominant dog.
Dogs aren’t born aggressive, they become aggressive for a myriad of reasons. People frequently misinterpret this body language and approach the dog inappropriately and are bitten. Harvey came to me at 6 yrs old as his owner could no longer look after him. He took to following me everywhere and barked at everything and everyone. Beau stole things – shoes, remotes, mobile phones, you name it he stole it!
As for Tilly, toilet training proved to be really tricky with the other two around. I soon realized that I was out of my depth with 3 dogs, all of whom were much cleverer than me and had me brilliantly trained. Sadly they were not so well trained! I searched for a non-physical, kind and effective method of training which would take place in the home, since both Beau and Harvey were good at training classes but definitely not good at home! This is the reason why I joined Bark Busters and it has been such an eye opener to actually see life through a dog’s eyes and start communicating with them in a way that they understand. These days I understand them and they understand and obey me!
My training has given me the knowledge to work with dogs exhibiting all sorts of behavioural problems, so however bad you think your dog’s habits may be please do give me a ring. I can stop nuisance barking, any form of aggression, jumping up and sort out general disobedience, so don’t despair I can help! We need an alternative to the Kennel Club. THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME TO JUDGE AT “THE CLASSIC ” NICE TO SEE A FULL GROUP SCHEDULED. MADE FOR A STRONG GROUP OF WHICH I MADE A SHORT LIST OF 10 FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION, BORDER TERRIER, CAIRN TERRIER, SMOOTH FOX, WIRE FOX, KERRY BLUE, NORFOLK, NORWICH, SOFT COATED WHEATEN, STAFFORD, WEST HIGHLAND WHITE. AFTER PUTTING THEM THROUGH THEIR PACES ONE MORE TIME, I FINALLY DECIDED ON THE OUTSTANDING WIRE FOX TERRIER, AM CH HAMPTON COURTS MONTE CRISTO, SO MUCH IMPROVED SINCE THE LAST TIME I JUDGED THIS DOG, CLEAN LONG HEAD, EXCELLENT EARS, LONG NECK SHORT BACK, TAIL ON TOP, IN EXCELLENT BODY WEIGHT AND COAT CONDITION, MOVED WELL GREAT PROFILE, NEVER STOPPED SHOWING.
GROUP 2 GURVERCIN’S BAILLIESWELLS GLENGYLE AT GLEBEHEATH JW BORDER TERRIER WELL BALANCED DOG, GOOD HEAD, GREAT EXPRESSION, EXCELLENT BODY CONDITION, SPANABLE, VERY GOOD LEGS AND FEET, THICK PELT CARRYING A GOOD JACKET, MOVED FREE AND EASY HELD HIS SHAPE IN PROFILE, ANOTHER ON HIS TOES AT ALL TIMES. GROUP 3 HIGHAM’S CALLASTAFF LAKELAND LAD STAFFORD. TOP SIZE DOG, WELL BALANCED, WITH A OUTSTANDING HEAD PIECE, VERY GOOD ROUND EYE, EXCELLENT EARS, POWERFUL NECK, NICELY CONDITIONED BODY, EXCELLENT COAT CONDITION, LOOKED WELL FREE STANDING, MOVED VERY WELL. GROUP 4 MARTIN’S SOMETHING BLUE FOR CLANCIARRAI KERRY BLUE, VERY WELL PRESENTED KERRY BLUE, GOOD HEAD PLANES WELL SET EARS, NICE FRONT, STOOD ON EXCELLENT LEGS AND FEET, GOOD TOP LINE AND TAILSET, WELL MUSCLED QUARTERS, THIS DOG IS JUST COMING INTO HIS OWN, MOVED WITH POWER AND DRIVE. Thanks to the Society for the invite and for the hospitality on the day. I was down to judge the Terrier Group, and what a Group. I was really impressed with the quality and a big thank you to the Breed Judges for sending thru’ such strong contenders.