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Success Stories – Teddy

(Success Stories from K9 Basics’ Advanced Socialization Class): “Teddy” (Male Bichon Frise 9 ½ months old). A story from Teddy’s owners: Teddy started attending K9 Basics’ Advanced Socialization classes in January of 2011. We wanted him to socialize with as many dogs as possible and were happy that these classes take place in a supervised […]

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Success Stories – Homeboy

(Success Stories from K9 Basics’ Advanced Socialization Class): “Homeboy” (Male Rottweiler/Labrador Retriever/Mastiff Mix 5 years old). A story from Homeboy’s owners: We enrolled Homeboy in Advanced Socialization in March of 2011 because we wanted him to get along better with dogs. We knew he wasn’t aggressive but we wanted to be able to take him […]

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Success Stories – Trigger

(Success Stories from K9 Basics’ Advanced Socialization Class): “Trigger” (Male German Shepherd Mix 2 years old). A story from Trigger’s owners: We enrolled Trigger in Advanced Socialization in March of 2011 because we thought he was dog aggressive. We soon found out that he was not, but we are so glad we enrolled him and […]

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Success Stories – Daffy

(Success Stories from K9 Basics’ Advanced Socialization Class): “Daffy” (Female Pitbull Mix 4 ½ years old). A story from Daffy’s owners: When we first began bringing Daffy to K9 Basics’ group training classes, she lovingly got the nickname “Cujo”. She was extremely dog reactive and we could barely control her. She was even on Prozac […]

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Chico – Part 8

Chico is doing great! He is now off-leash with the exception of occasionally needing the leash during group training for distance and heel work. He’s just about ready to graduate from K9 Basics Obedience program; he just needs a little more work on his “half-ways” and his off-leash heel work. He has become strongly bonded […]

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Chico – Part 7

Chico now goes into his crate at night for bedtime all by himself and falls asleep before his foster parents even close the door!  His food/treat/toy possessiveness has greatly improved.  He can now be fed treats and food around other dogs w/o growling or snapping at them.  He has learned the “drop-it” command so now […]

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Chico – Part 6

Chico has continued to attend Group Training & Socialization classes at K9 Basics.  He appears to be a lot more comfortable and secure during Socialization classes. He doesn’t shadow his foster mom as much as he used to. Instead, he now ventures off to check out the surroundings and other dogs. He has been performing […]

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Chico – Part 5

Chico continues to attend Group Training & Socialization classes at K9 Basics.  He is coming along nicely with his obedience training.  He now knows “Come”, “Place”, “Sit”, “Down”, “Off”, “Quiet”, “Drop-it” and has been practicing “Heel”.  He is getting much better with his distance/duration work, and is also doing well with his half-way commands. He […]

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Chico – Part 4

Chico is now completely off his calming medications and is doing great!! He now sleeps quietly in his crate overnight. When it’s time for bed he longer paces back and forth in the crate while barking for attention. He has also stopping having accidents in his crate. He continues to attend Socialization and Group Training […]

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Chico – Part 3

Chico is slowly “coming out of his shell”. He now wags his tail, prances around, plays, and gives kisses when he’s at home with his foster family. He seems to have already bonded pretty well with his foster mom and likes to follow her around. However, now that he’s more comfortable in his new environment, […]

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