Dog trainers often encounter problematic dogs. Most of the time, the owners are the ones to blame. Dog trainer Victoria Stilwell met a fair share of unruly dog owners, and there are videos online to prove it. The following story is one example.
Eric is a guy who owns a dog named Casper. Despite his attempts, Eric is unable to control his dog. Casper has caused a lot of destruction inside Eric’s house. Eric’s girlfriend Denise is threatening to leave him if he can’t keep his dog under control.
When Victoria first went inside Eric’s house, she noticed so many stains on the floor. It was obvious that Eric’s dog caused the stains. The trainer said Eric’s home was one of the most disgusting places she has ever seen.
The trainer was also shocked to see how damaged the dog’s room was. Denise told Victoria that she couldn’t live with him because of his dog. Eric wanted to fix the problem for the sake of his dog and his girlfriend.
On the following day, Victoria became infuriated. Eric was one hour late for their training session. While Victoria was waiting for Eric, she noticed the noises the dog was making inside the house. So when the owner finally arrived, she gave him a stern scolding.
After some heated discussion, Victoria, Eric, and Denise went inside the house. Victoria showed the couple some tools to help Casper beat boredom. She introduced a toy that incorporates treats.
The ideal scenario was for Casper to be too occupied by the toy to care about anything else. When Eric showed him the toy, Casper was immediately engrossed. The trainer’s plan worked.
Victoria asked Denise if she reconsiders moving in with her boyfriend. Denise said she might give it a go since Casper’s behavior showed improvements. Eric was glad to hear what Denise said.
Video courtesy of It’s Me or The Dog via YouTube.