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A huge debt of gratitude

I first used Pets in Practise just over a year ago, when we needed to obtain high quality 'reward based' puppy training for the new addition to our family - Bo.   

Bo is a Northern Inuit cross, whose role in our lives was primarily as a companion to our 5 year old son, Josh.  Josh had been diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome 6 months previously, and we had heard that dogs make very good companions for children on the autism spectrum.  Indeed, we discovered that Dogs for the Disabled run a course for parents of autistic children called PAWS where training is given to enable you to train your own dog to provide autism assistance to your child.  This can be anything ranging from providing road safety (dog wears a harness which child holds on to to prevent child running off) to intervention when the child is having a meltdown (dog nudges child on shoulder to break the behaviour).  The dog also provides an easy way for the child to communicate, express and understand emotion, and acts as a link to the outside world and other people.  Bo's work was therefore cut out for her!!

Given the very important task that lay ahead for Bo, it was imperative that she obtained some first class basic training.  Given Bo's size (she is very big!) and the work we needed her to do, it was essential that Bo become well mannered, obedient and reliable.  Above all, we wanted Bo to be happy, fulfilled, and a loving member of our family.  We knew this wouldn't be easy given her breeding, so we needed a trainer who we felt confident could help us achieve this in a positive, fun environment.

Bo has attended both the Pets in Practise Kennel Club Puppy Foundation course and the Puppy Improvers course, and we have regular one to one sessions with Kris Glover to address some issues we are having.   Bo tends to get over-excited with other dogs which effects her recall and lead work.  This was a huge problem for us given the important task that Bo is to perform, and was often quite distressing for me as I felt her jumping up posed a risk to Josh.  

At all times I have found everyone at Pets in Practise to be professional, knowledgeable, and sensitive to my needs and the needs of Bo.  Their classes are well run, fun, informative and will adapt to the needs of each dog (for instance ensuring Bo had extra space or a separate room to practise).  Importantly, the dogs seemed to have as much fun as their owners!  The improvement in Bo's behaviour since we enlisted the help of Pets in Practise is huge.  We still have some work to do, but there were times where I didn't think she would get any better.  With the help of Pets in Practise, and in particular Kris, we now have a wonderful dog who is a joy to own.   She is amazingly well behaved at home, and her behaviour outside the home and with other dogs is coming on leaps and bounds.  I feel utterly confident that with Kris's help Bo will be able to fulfil her very important task.  

I owe Pets in Practise and Kris a huge debt of gratitude as they have allowed us to work with Bo (and I stress the word 'with') to help her to become a happy, content and positive member of our family.  Her importance to Josh can not be underestimated.  He does not show affection to anyone (not even me!), but he regularly showers Bo with hugs and kisses.  She is his best friend and with the help of Pets in Practise I hope that she will be able to make a huge difference to Josh's life.

Katie Harris, Bo and Josh, Burghfield, Reading

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Kristina Glover BA (Hons) in Animal Behaviour Management, MSc (CABC)
Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors
Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers  
Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist
Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) Registered Animal Training Instructor
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