Building the Confidence of Your Rescue Dog
Why We Were Contacted?
How We Helped
When I arrived, Esme wasn’t sure of my presence in the house and kept hiding from me. All we knew was that Esme had only been used for breeding, and was never socialized and quite possibly ill treated too. No previous training, so couldn’t even sit on cue. I very slowly started gaining her trust by giving her few tiny bits of cheese that she eventually took out of my hand. I then explained to Esme’s mum & dad how to manage certain situations that Esme struggles with, but also, how they could use clicker training to help Esme with her trust issues. We conditioned her to the clicker and we then taught her how to sit on cue. She is such a bright little girl and her human parents are determined to do whatever it takes to help her out. As I said to them, with patience, love, and hard work, they will make a difference to her life.