Hello Chris! I hope you and the family are well! Please send all my love! I wanted to thank you all once again for your guidance and expert knowledge that everyone at SADTC brought me. I have just had a long time client, with their Great Dane (just over 1 year old intact bitch)listen to my recommendation and get their dog to a vet before starting with behaviour modification. They sent their dog to me for board and I noticed a new behaviour. She will furiously chase her tail to the point of hurting it when anything raises her threshold. I tried exercising her out and working the mind, didn’t change it. Recommended she go to the vet and rule anything out. Lo and behold, it is a situation that requires medication and she will be right as rain with the right management going forward. They thanked me profusely because the vet said it is hard to pinpoint and people mistake the tail chasing as boredom and boredom alone. It wasn’t adding up for me so I told her VET before they see me again and she is coming to me again on Thursday so I will monitor and see.
Thank you for teaching me the importance of being humble. There are too many hectic dog trainers out there all fighting and being crazy against one another and forgetting we do this for the dogs and the owners who care. Thank you to you, Christine, Biata and everyone who worked with me. I look forward to maybe popping by next time I’m up again to say hello