Today we spent a few hours at Sirius Dog Sanctuary and helped out with a couple of troubled dog. There are many dogs there, so we focused on teaching our methods to the staff and volunteers and worked with the dogs that needed us most.
Helping and training a fearful, shy, scared and nervous dog can take time and it is nothing you do in just a few hours. It’s important to take your time and stay patient while you are gaining more trust and connecting with the dog. A dog can smell and sense your emotional state so the key to training a nervous dog is to stay relaxed, patient, happy and encouraging.
We spent some time with each dog bonding and getting to know them in a quiet room and eventually managed to take these dogs out for a walk individually without and major issues. A little pulling and a little protesting, but over all we believe we had some breakthroughs with them. Our main focus was having them follow our lead. Repeating a simple short walk back and forth again and again they slowly realized that there’s nothing wrong with walking outdoors.
You can visit Sirius Dog Sanctuary on Facebook or check out their website for more information on how to help them.
Or contact us on our website or Facebook for more information on dog training and what we do at the shelters.