What our clients say about Jo & Graham Milgrew
Dog Training & Behavioural Therapist
19th October 2018Jo & Graham Milgrew dealt with:
We were struggling with our puppy Teddy on several issues and desperately needed help with toileting and puppy management. Jo arrived and spent 4 hours teaching us how to deal with Teddy. He was exhausted when we finished but responded really well. We have to have a further session on recall when he is outside he does get distracted but we are working on this with the 35 foot lead Jo supplied which gives us the confidence and teddy the freedom to walk further away from us. Looking forward to the next visit. Thanks Jo
Teddy is a wonderfully bright little Shih Tzu who had been taken to puppy training and had done very well, but his very brightness meant that he recognised if someone did something slightly different and as far as he was concerned it was "I don't do that". Dogs literally learn what we teach them and are not very good at generalising so if you teach them to sit with a hand action and/or with a treat they will often not do the command without the hand action/ treat. This leads a lot of owners to say "my dog won't do it without a treat" which is not entirely correct. It is just because that was the way they were taught originally.. Once owners know this is how a dog thinks they can then help their dog get it right and lots of training problems can be solved quickly.