I recently attended a dog training seminar at a nearby rescue. They've been opened since 2013, I think, and have gained quite the notoriety around my local neighborhood. Their training methods are controversial, using "Scared Straight" techniques to improve dog behavior.
I have a 2-year-old rescue who's had his ups and downs. He can be a real sweetheart at times but certainly has a dark side. I'm not sure if his previous owner was a skinhead (haha), but he would constantly nip and bark at my Jewish roommate on sight. After my roomie was forced to go into hiding for months, I finally decided it was time to do something drastic.
I was iffy on attending a class at first, but the one good review I could find reaffirmed my hopes. Since bringing Schmitzie (my pup) in, he's been a completely new dog. He doesn't bark, growl, attack, or really move that much at all anymore. Blatantly put, he's been incredible!
I was just wondering if anyone else has experience with this place or one similar? Schmitzie did pick up a small flinch afterward, so I was wondering if someone had the same happen to their puppers? It seems to be a new thing, not totally sure as to why. Any help would be great! Thanks!
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