The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude to the problem.
Do you understand?
Dogs are incredible, and we owe it to them to provide them with the best lives possible, from the day they arrive in our homes all the way up until their last breath. This is why I am passionate about education: educating children about dog ownership, educating potential owners about the importance of choosing the right breed from a good breeder, or the right dog from a good rescue. I am passionate about helping new owners prepare for their puppy, teaching them about learning theory and canine behaviour so that they can clearly communicate with their new family member. I am passionate about health and fitness, I do not want dogs to have a compromised quality or length of life due to the unnecessary diseases caused by obesity or poor diets. Mental wellbeing is also of huge importance, I do not want dogs missing out on fun activities because they are anxious or reactive. I want dogs to enjoy being groomed, being handled and visiting the vets through utilising cooperative care. I never want dogs to live an unenriched life as a couch potato. I don't want old dogs to be forgotten about just because their eyesight or hearing might not be what it used to be.
And, finally, I don't want owners to look back on their dog's life and think "I wish I did better."
We owe it to our dogs to be the best owners we can possibly be.
I am passionate about the misfits, the anxious and reactive dogs that have been kicked out of puppy school. I have a love for terriers especially, as I believe they are one of the most cheeky, fun and misunderstood groups of dogs. And I love the dogs with the silver muzzles who are in their golden years, but still have so much life in them.
Having owned dogs of all lifestages, owning a reactive dog and having used aversive training methods in the past that I hugely regret, all of the above is so important to me. I want people to not just own dogs, but enjoy them and fully realise their potentials.
So at Crazelpup we use kind, modern training methods to train dogs and help owners reach this realisation. Our training is all about giving our dogs freedom, not limitations, and teamwork between dogs and owners.