This is a question I get all the time!
You get a dog for your life and for your family because of all the pleasure it’s going to bring you.
You’ll be able to care for another creature, teach her and nurture her. You’ll be able to go for long tramps across hill and dale, enjoy a coffee at your local cafe, with friends. You’ll be proud to show off your dog to visitors to your home, and go for group walks with others and their pets in the park.
It just didn’t work out that way for you.
Your dog is difficult. She barks at all comers. She shows her teeth to other dogs. You daren’t let her off the lead for fear of what may happen. And as for sitting quietly in a coffee shop or enjoying family visiting your home … that seems a pipe-dream.
And naturally you are grieving for the loss of your dog. The dog you thought you were getting.
I get that. I really do.
But all is not lost!
You really can enjoy many of those things. But you have to change a few things first.
You think I mean you have to change your dog, don’t you!
Train him to within an inch of his life. Stop him pulling on the lead. Force him to change his attitude to other dogs, bikes, joggers, visitors …
But no, I don’t mean that.
What you have to do is change what you’re thinking! Yes, really! It’s not about teaching your dog a different way to be. It’s about looking at a different way YOU can be. A better way to reach your dog’s mind and make the changes you so devoutly desire.
Many people come to me in a state of near-despair. They think it’s all their dog’s fault. Or they think it’s all their fault.
Can you imagine the relief when they find that it’s neither their dog’s fault NOR their fault?
And the flood of relief they get when they find how easy it can be to change things - once they make the changes to their own thoughts first!
I absolutely love it when I get emails like this one:
“Zoe is so much better in every way – much calmer, gaining confidence, more trusting of life. Thank you Beverley, for being there, and for all you do.”
Or how about this one?
“These training sessions with you really have been invaluable and Romy’s really benefitted so thank you very, very much from the three of us.”
Or even this:
“The best thing that has come out of this program is that our relationship has just grown and grown – we both trust each other and look out for each other.”
I am touched that I have been able to help these good people and their equally good dogs!
And their results came mainly from how those owners changed their own thoughts and feelings about the whole “reactive dog” thing.
What to do next?
So, in an effort to reach more of you, and to help transform the lives of even more dogs and their people, I’m running a 5 Day Live Workshop specially for Growly Dogs (that’s shy, anxious, reactive, or aggressive, dogs) - entirely free.
I’d love you to come along and start on your own new journey with your much-loved dog.
Click here to find out just what you’ll get and how to sign up!
“I was feeling hopeless, overwhelmed, stressed and isolated. I felt like a failure because I did not know how to help my reactive dog ..... and then, one fine day, I found Beverley Courtney.”
This could be your story too!