Millie and Kain
We aquired Millie, our bull mastiff about 18 months ago from the RSPCA. She had been re-homed twice & had led a chequered past to say the least. It was love at first sight when Sandie & I first saw her. For the first few days after we had taken her home she was very friendly, but quite reserved. We soon found, that when we took her out for walks she was developing a distinct dislike for other dogs, especially females, so much so that it got to the stage that we dreaded taking her out!
We contacted Neil, who came down see the problem first hand. He spent most of the first session finding out about not only Millie`s background, but Sandie & mine aswell. We took Millie out for a walk & encountered a couple of other dogs, which with Neil`s help, we managed to negotiate without to much fuss. Subsequent sessions included training with Rebus, who as a very well controlled dog, helped to educate Millie into walking in a calm & controlled manner, which allowed Sandie & I to start to enjoy our dog walking stress free! We still had a few concerns about socialising Millie with other dogs & after discusions with Neil, we decided to get another dog. We bought Kain our Rotweiler pup just before christmas, but had a few reservations about how to introduce him to Millie. Neil suggested that as we where about to move house, we should wait until we had moved before we brought Kain home, because he felt that as it was a new enviroment, it would make the introductions easier. Neil was on hand for Kains arrival at home and at first Millie wasn`t too impressed with the new arrival. On Neil`s advice we kept Kain in a dog crate & slowly ingrated the two of them together. Now they are inseperable, Kain has Millie wrapped round his paw and gets away with everything! Millie has come on leaps & bounds. She is so much happier & fitter and socialises so much better with other dogs now. From day one with Kain, we have tried to stick to the training tips that Neil has given us and we are reaping the benefits. He is eager to learn (as are we!) and so ripe for training. We have recently had a session with Neil and Kain responded so well.
We would like to thank Neil so much for all the help, encouragement & patience - he has shown both us and also Millie & Kain.
Many Thanks, Sandie & Neil