Hi Craig it was great to catch up with you yesterday and your new addition looked lovely and no doubt he be will be amazing.
We have done exactly the same as you instructed us with Max with our Spaniel Brogan from day dot and after 4 weeks he became the most obedient attached pup.
We went away to Mablethorpe and he was brilliant on his recall on the beach even when other dogs were around.
We now can call him from anywhere around our house and property and no matter what he is doing he will come to you.
We have used your techniques from the day we got Brogan and he has been amazing. He became toilet trained in 10 days and we haven’t looked back.
We are now working on short walks and lead work.
He knows the boundaries and doesn’t go out the gate or off the property unless one of us is with him.
Max our Collie has become a lot more settled and confident since we got Brogan and while we were away he stopped reacting to other dogs even when a Rottweiler challenged him he sat and just looked at it, he is like another dog. He is calmer on the lead and no longer needs to pull or panic.
Whilst a puppy is a lot of work and commitment he has bought a calm and balance to the house.
Your lessons have stood us in good stead. Our next training step is when Brogan is 16 months which is when we are going to begin to train him to be the assistance hearing dog for Morgan but in the meantime, we will keep up with your techniques and hopefully, both Max and Brogan will continue to thrive.
Thanks again for your help and guidance
Steph & Co