When you rescue a dog from a puppy mill, you really don’t know what you’ll get.
For an inexperienced dog owner like me, it was a monumental challenge.
I rescued Harry from SPCA not knowing his past at all. After I signed on the dotted line and picked him up after desexing, I realized I had a dog that didn’t understand most things dogs (and their owners) take for granted. To make it worse, Harry suffered from separation anxiety; he was afraid to empty his bladder in front of me, yet he’d relief himself when I wasn’t looking – sometimes as quick as when I am away for less than 30 seconds!
After some unsuccessful attempts on my own, a friend recommended Eddie to me. Eddie was able to explain to me the basics about dog psychology. He gave me constructive advice about how to help Harry and I communicate. We were able to establish some routines that helped us housebreak Harry. In particular, positive reinforcement works very well with a dog like Harry – who was already very scared of punishment.
Two and a half years later, Harry is a happy and loving dog who doesn’t create messes for me