Happy Jack... 2 weeks of intensive training pays off

This video has a playful tone - and why shouldn’t it?


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Jack has been transformed from a dog who pulled hard on his leash, was uncontrollable during walks - heaven forbid he saw another dog or the mailman - he could be very aggressive and has bit in the past.
He used to lunge at the door and bit someone in the doorway just before we started training.
He couldn’t be trusted to run off leash with his Pal Dixie - especially given the fact that he couldn’t be called back.

Jack’s highlight reel


In todays clip - we have jack holding his place - even while Tina’s friend Vanessa rings the bell and comes in - you can see how hard Jack is working to be obedient - and he does great. To add to the complexity - Martha - Tina’s other dog is enjoying Vanessa’s visit TONS!

We go for a walk - and even while jack sees Dixie - he stays completely calm and focused - when told he can go play - he goes wild - having a blast with his pal.

Off leash control

While he is playing freely - we are still able to call him back, and even when Tina begins to move away without saying a word - Jack notices and begins to follow her. He was in the snow wrestling when this happens. Every dog should be this focused on their owner.

Avoiding Dog Fights

Jack leaves a Pitbull who lunges at him during our stay at the park - they clearly do not like one another - but he does great.

We have Jack heel off leash around Dixie’s awesome distractions - and yet again he performs like a boss. Even moves out to the right when passing her - and then on his own swings back to the left. We do a couple more tricks to ensure that he really knows left from right. All good.

From Zero to Hero in 2 weeks

Not bad for a dog who bit someone just 2 weeks ago, had to be behind the 2nd door when Tina answered the door, barked non stop at the doorbell, couldn’t be walked without dragging the poor person holding the leash and could not be trusted off leash.
Not bad at all - Great Job Tina and Jack!

More Jack

For more on Jack’s earlier days in training go to my other blog post Rehabilitating rescue dogs in Montreal.


On a separate note I am campaigning for “Straight Talk with Tina” a show where Tina tells it like it is…