Pierce began his dog training with Discover Pet Training as a young 12 week old puppy. This bouncy dalmatian had tons of energy and was beginning to resource guard his food dish. Right away we began working on building confidence and helping him feel comfortable around the food bowl. This began the process to help him so he did not feel the need to guard anymore.
We are happy to report Pierce quickly got over his guarding issues. We also worked on obedience and even a few tricks too to help him grow into a great adult dog.
Pierce was doing fantastic, but that wasn’t all he needed to learn. This puppy also needed to be comfortable around young children that would come over. We got to work making positive associations with kids and helping his owner understand when Pierce needed a break.
As As Pierce grew bigger and his energy requirements grew too he took several group classes with us. We think he loved our Fun with Agility and More class the most :). In the group classes he learned how to be calm around other dogs and people while still having a blast. He also went home tired, which his owner was very thankful for.
Here is what his owner Peggy had to say about Pierce’s training with us, “We’ve been with Marisha since Pierce was pup. She uses only positive reinforcement that results in rapid learning and has helped build trust and confidence in our canine family member. She helped me work extensively on safety with small children and the outcome was amazing. I’ve learned more things about dogs than I ever imagined. Marisha shows a great deal of love for her students and is very knowledgeable. Every dog deserves the best!”