Sue McCabe | Thu, 06/07/2012 - 11:32
When it comes to successfully training a dog or rectifying behaviour challenges, the issue of the owner quality variable is often discussed. This is the ability of the owner to follow through with the programme of retraining, to practice the advice given by the professional. What has been noted less often however, is the issue of owner quantity. Just how many people will be involved in the dog's rehabilitation & how will this affect the success rate?
Earlier this year, I started working with a family & their dog. The family had had the dog for a few years, & had struggled with possessive aggressive for some time. However, as the family grew in size-including several kids, two grandparents & numerous regular household staff-the dog's behaviour had deteriorated significantly .