Effective Communication With Your Dog
Creature Companions|August 2017

Hi Gautam,

I have two dogs, a Boxer called Menace and a French Bulldog called Lil’ Uzi. I am busy most of the time at work. However, my dogs have place to run around in the house and the yard, and they spend a lot of time with the house help. In general, they are happy dogs and well socialized. But they have certain issues like they run out every time the main door opens, they jump on all the guests and they destroy furniture in the house. The house help keeps saying “No”, and holding them when the doorbell rings. But they don’t listen to anything we say. I figure that my communication with them is wrong. Please advise.

–Anshul Malhotra

Top Dog Gautam Kari

Anshul wrote last week and I was more than happy to pay them a visit. I love these breeds and they can definitely be a handful if a proper structure is not established. It was a great session and as I exited, I turned around to have a last look and it was picture perfect the way that the three of them stood strong as a pack. This was a wonderful session and I want to share it with you.

 

This session had three parts. Firstly, how to welcome guests; secondly the destructive behavior in the house known as unruly behavior; and lastly, running out the door, known as bolting. I am sure that many of you face the same problems, even though you may be experienced dog owners. Anshul was surprisingly very good with Menace and Uzi. He had command over them; they always wanted to be around him, so then why weren’t they listening?

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