I got Gus at 3 months old, and I could tell from the second I saw him something was just not right. I could tell by the way he acted towards me he had not been socialized. for the first two days, he would just go in circles, after about the third day he stopped growling at me and my husband. As he started to get older he was very scared of new things and people, to the point I was afraid to take him anywhere. I had talked to Cheryl Kubista with Bark Busters Toledo and asked her o stop by and take a look at him to see if she could help. as soon as I brought him out to see her he just stood behind me. Cheryl worked with him for about an hour, even though he was growling and snapping. She worked with him to get him to understand that people weren't bad and by the end of that hour he was sitting in her lap relaxed. She never used anything physical. It was her body language and voice tones that got him to relax. I enrolled him in the Bark Busters STAR puppy class as soon as he hit 5 months old. And now, at almost a year, he has completed his Canine Good Citizen class. I was afraid to take him anywhere before his training, and being a Rottweiler I had to be careful. If you would meet him now you would never know he ever had any problems. He goes to nursing homes, parades and pretty much anywhere I go. I have his sister from a different litter and she was worse than he was. I couldn't get her out of her cage without her charging front teeth bared. She also has completed the STAR puppy class and is a totally different dog. She went from being a scared, aggressive puppy to a happy goofy girl. I cannot thank Cheryl and Bark Busters enough for changing the outcome f the lives of my dogs. they would not be able to enjoy the events we do without her help. I truly feel I would have had very aggressive Rottweilers had Cheryl not worked thru with me and the issues that they had.
Bark Busters dealt with Aggression, Jumping up, Other, Pulling, Puppy management, Recall
Trainer note from Cheryl :
Missy worked very hard with both dogs and followed everything that I told her to do. Gus and Greta are a pleasure to be around now and are great dogs.