Thank you Thank you Thank you….
I just wanted to thank you and Fred for the wonderful job you have done with Baxter. It’s like having a different dog living in our home, and we LOVE it!
I’ve already implemented all of the training commands that Fred showed me yesterday, and Baxter has been great. He has needed a couple of little tugs to remind him to sit, (once I stop walking) but has been perfect with all of the other commands. I worked with him once we got home yesterday in our backyard where it was very quiet, and again this morning. I even took him to the park this afternoon (where there are a lot of distractions) but he listened and acted like such a gentleman. I used the “stay” command once he did his poopies so that I was able to pick it up. Prior to the training, he used to pull me all over making it next to impossible.
Our kids cannot get over the transformation in Baxter. They were so impressed with the DVD, which by the way, I have watched quite a few times. Baxter has been calmer, not barking at every little noise he hears and has not worked himself into a frenzy as he has in the past. Well, only a little once when the mailman came, however, I kept him on his leash (as you both recommended) and let him bark as Fred said that I should, but after a few barks told him no and gave him a tug. He listened!
I will keep you posted on his progress but wanted to say Thank you Thank you Thank you….