maaan i have two unruly boston terriers. 2 years old. only my own fault they are not better trained but i honestly never ever expected them to get this bad!
they drag me on the leash theyare strong! they charge out the door when i open it dispite trying to hold them in. they constantly fight each other with gnarling and biting and it sounds horrible.
molly is the one who runs out the door most. max cowers around me constantly and shakes for attention i guess. he is so phobic yet he is so food aggressive with molly and will literally attackher with gnarling and biting but wont touch a flea other then her.
my grand kids can bother him and the cat or me and he dont care but molly better stay away from the food dishes when he is near them even if she is only walking by them!
both have some very bad manners and i need help with them! i want to use barkbusters but they are expensive for the help.
if they really can help then probably worth it. i need some desparate advise here...am stressed out from these two unruly duos.
thank you for the reply. i am trying to find an obedience school for them both! barkbusters seems to offer such a great service. they've been through petsmart twice for basics and are good at themcommands but other then that they are always in big trouble! lol.
anyone else heard of barkbusters? i need some feedback on how they are. thanks.
It's like going to petsmart. Some people are so knowledgeable as trainers there they should join a better school, and some trainers so poor I wouldn't give them a stuffed animal to train.
I've heard stories of BB people literally barking at dogs to get them to behave and other weird things, and I've heard a few stories that they were wonderful. Problem is once a BB person is trained they are free to do what they like really, and that makes them all different..
I think you'd be better off with a proven OB school.
I used Barkbusters!! It's a little strange--they use chains as "training aids"--for corrections you make a sound first which is supposed to imitate the warning growl that a dog makes, and it is "BAHHHH", then you throw the chains on the floor next to them, and that is supposed to imitate the snap that a dog would make. When I throw the chains my havanese cowers, tail goes down, etc. My dog is 1 and is really feisty. For example, when he first sees me in the morning, he still uses his teeth on me--it's pissing me off. All the Baahhh in the world isn't stopping it, and I don't always have my "training aids" available right then. I paid 450.00, and you get the "life of the dog" guarantee, so now I can have the trainer come back, and I don't have to pay.
I read an article about this training company. They like their trainers to have little to no experience so they can train them the way they want them.
I guess, in this day and age that everyone is supposedly an expert, what I would say is to only use a trainer who has personal and past experience as a trainer. Granted, everyone gets their start somewhere, but as long as they have a past with dogs and training-that is where I would start.
I will see if I can find the article and post a link here.