2017 Calendar picture for GSD Shelter in Limassol

Last week we spent some time with the German Shepherds again in Limassol at GSDRC. There are many Shepherds there in need of training and stimulation.

We try to focus on proper leash walking since it’s an important part of their life in a new home and we need to teach them how to walk properly when walked by their new owners.

PetSpot’s dog trainer worked with a sweet boy named Rex. Rex had no prior leash manners and was totally running the show the second he left the kennel. We started by making sure we were walking along a wall where he had no other choice but to walk either ahead, behind or right next to us. We then added a lure in the form of a treat to get him walking nicely by our leg. Slowly we introduced switching directions and before we finished the session we could let go of the leash and he’d stay right next to us. Training German Shepherds is truly amazing, fun & rewarding.

PetSpot offers dog training services in Paphos, Polis and Limassol and we aim to help as many GSD find a home by offering our services and help to German Shepherd Rescue Center in Limassol.

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Last week we trained a very excited little 6 month mix breed puppy in Polis. His owners were in despair because he is a dog with a very high level of energy. That makes him become hyperactive and easily overexcited and it was too much for them to handle and they were afraid the problem couldn’t be controlled. So they did the right thing and hired a dog trainer to come to Polis and help them out.

Something that is important to think about when dealing with high energy dogs is to control your own mood and level of energy. If you are trying to calm down a dog, your state of mind has to be the complete opposite. Be calm, talk in a low voice, don’t do any sudden movements and get your puppy doing a lot of  “sit-waits” and “stays” before you move on with other commands and dog training.

PetSpot’s trainers teach you how to set the rules of the house, we don’t tell you whether or not your dog is allowed on the sofa or not. Instead we focus on teaching you as a dog owner (in Polis, Paphos or Limassol) how you teach your dog the rules you decide for them.

Another important aspect that is a key part to any sustainable training method is to be consistent in everything you do with your dog and when training them.

Our goal with this specific case is to train and prepare this very highly motivated puppy with basic obedience and move on to our advanced program. His owners will have a completely different life when we have completed the program we have for their four legged family member.

Remember, no dog is a lost case!