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Yay! Exciting!

August 3rd, 2009, 04:38 PM
I went down to bring keely for a walk and decided to drop into bears house so keely could plauy a little.. OIne problem, When i was walking up the driveway, a lady that lives down the road was there with her JRT. This dog HATES other dogs. Numorous times we have walked past her house I have had to pick keely up cause' the dog has found a way out and is running across the road to get her..

When we got there, JRT was lunging and bearing her teeth trying to get to keely. But Then I noticed something, call me crazy but she didnt actually seem truly agreesive:shrug: (yea, Most people arent crazy and would have looked at the lunging growling and teeth bearing as aggressive:o) ..

So i said "Let her go" To the lady.. And she did. (She had a flexy leash and she still had a hold of her but she had slack.. She greeted keely. But it was obvious she was poorly socialized. She didnt know what to do. She went after keely a few times. Nothing too serious. Keely didnt push it with her. And just stayed relaxed and let her sniff. (I swear keely is such a good girl with dogs).

I took the JRT from the owner with permission and showed her what a correction was. And showed her when NOT to do it.(When she is trying to greet the dog and is stiff, dont want the dog to react in a bad way.)

So i corrected the dog a few times when she acted up. (I earned her trust first so she didnt react badcley towards me) and she is a TOTAL lovebug in under all her insecurities..

I came to find out she was taken from her mom WAY to early and was NEVER properly socialized..

I showed her different training techniques and in about 10 minutes the JRT went from Trying to eat keely to running around the fenced yard off leash and playing like a normal dog.. She showed NO bad signs towards keely after. It was amazing.

We discussed food. She is going to switch from kibbles and bits to wellness.

We even discussed the proper way to walk her...
No more flexy leash. And the dog is being taught how to walk next to her instead of all over the place. She is getting a martingasle for her.

Im excited. I found somebody that would LISTEN to what I know! :highfive: Somebody that actually cares enough to listen and not just brush advice off as unimportant! ..

I offered to work with her and her dog further. She asked if a charged anything and all i could say was "God NO, I dont charge for something that i love doing! " Plus its good for keely, she has a new friend that is her own size!:thumbs up
So I have to find a trime between now and the tenth to work with her and the dog and maybe take the dog offf her hands for a bit so keely can have a playdate :p

I have known this dog for over a year and have never known her name. I have learned that her name is "Special" and what a special girl she is :cloud9:

Im so happy! The dog will be so much better off now!

Thanks to the members here and on other forums for advice in the past obn training!

August 3rd, 2009, 04:46 PM
Congratulation BM, that is great ! :highfive:

and maybe after training this JRT , you can advertise your services and make some money :thumbs up

August 3rd, 2009, 06:59 PM
That is awesome news, babymomma. :highfive:

And, what makes it even more special is that this lady actually listened to a younger person's advice must have made a great impression. :thumbs up

Keely must be so happy to have a new friend her own size to play with. :goodvibes:

August 3rd, 2009, 07:18 PM
Lol.. Thanks guys!

Rainbow- It probably helped a little that bears owner was in the back round talking about how much I know about dogs and that i should be a vet and stuff:o..

I used to think this lady was a bit of a B-I badword. But turns out shes alright:thumbs up

Shes takking great care of this dog, and its not even hers. She has the dog the majority of the time and pays for food and stuff but its her daughters dog but her daughter works on a boat and is only home for a short time.

August 3rd, 2009, 07:20 PM
Well it just goes to show you that people should never judge a book by its cover. :D

I'm glad everything worked out so well for everyone. :thumbs up

August 3rd, 2009, 07:35 PM
Wow that is great, babymomma :thumbs up :grouphug:. Maybe Keely will have another friend :cloud9:

August 3rd, 2009, 08:23 PM
Good for you!! I'm so glad she listened to you and so happy for Special and Keely!


August 3rd, 2009, 08:56 PM
Oh, that is such a great success story!!! Good for you!!!! :thumbs up Very, very cool!!

August 3rd, 2009, 10:29 PM
Good work, babymomma! :highfive: And I hope Keely and her new friend have lots of happy adventures together! :goodvibes:

Jim Hall
August 3rd, 2009, 10:51 PM
:thumbs upgood for you

August 4th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Thanks everybody :D.. Had asnother good day today :D

August 4th, 2009, 11:52 PM
Hey, I posted in your other thread about advice with training this dog before I read this one and wasn't really sure the background on the dog.
It sounds like you're going about it in a good manner and probably won't have too many issues.
Good luck :thumbs up