Kimberly & Oden
A bond between man and dog is unbelievable and unbreakable, but a bond between a family and their dog has nothing to compare too. Oden has been the centre of our world since he came home and the amount of love we have for him is unexplainable. One of the biggest issues we had is the dog training, on one hand mom would spoil and let Oden get away with the bratty things all dogs love to do, while myself would try more to enforce discipline and obedience. Hence came in the search for a dog training school, we called multiple schools, and received many disappointing answers like we don’t accept ‘Pitbull breeds’ or what is an American Bully, with this came doubt that they would understand his breed and not treat him correctly because of this. Then one day I came across SADTC, the email responses and communication was almost immediate and so full of exactly what we wanted to hear, a school that knew his breed, that was excited to meet him and us, and not only were they interested in training Oden , but explained why it was so important that us as parents needed to be trained too.
On the first day of orientation, it was so cold we could hardly feel our ears! But with winter at its peak, we saw the warm smiles of people walking their dogs around the grounds and saw the determination of these humans and the happiness of their fur babies! Everyone looked like they belonged and it was a warm feeling to know we soon are going to part of this.
The first day at dog training, were up at 6 already taking Oden for a walk because we knew exactly how much of excitement he can contain within, and as told by the school to try to be there a little earlier so we could walk him and get him accustomed to the environment, boy can I tell you the excitement he had every Saturday morning thereafter.
We woke up early each Saturday with anticipation of learning more ways of understanding and loving our boy, we had amazing trainers who not just understood our boy but us as his owners too. They helped identify the mistakes we were making and gave great advise to prevent and rectify them.
Oden has come so far since we started at SADTC, he’s more attentive, we learnt how to understand him and sense his reactions before he can act out, he’s much more obedient and well-mannered and we are so grateful for what we have gotten from the school.
In the future, we hope to stay in obedience for as long as we can as well as up his skills to scent and protection training!
Regards Kimberly & Oden