Newlyweds Trevor and Megan are having trouble with their two dogs. Their Jack Russell Terrier, named Sydney, is too stressed, and it’s affecting her health.
This all started when the couple decided to bring a new dog into their home without testing whether or not their dogs would like each other.
Victoria Stilwell was hired to help these owners fix the stress issue. First, the professional trainer observes Sydney gauging the extent of the problem. Victoria noticed that the dog has been shaking all the time nervously.
Sydney’s major stress trigger is when she sees the other dog named Sam. At the same time, the situation is unfair for Sam as well, because he has to stay in the backyard for several hours under the scorching heat of the sun. The trainer reminds the couple that they have possibly shortened the life of their senior dog Sydney because of their rash decision.
Before the formal training, Victoria showed the couple a chart that shows how stress can be damaging to a dog.
After that, the trainer used the clicker training method. Whenever Sydney relaxed, she is given treats to reinforce the behavior.
Victoria also explains how massaging Sydney can help relieve stress. She also addressed another issue with the other dog, Sam. Victoria gave Sam a small wooden cabin so he can stay out of the sun. Sam is also sent to a doggy daycare center once in a while.
When Victoria checked back on the couple, she is delighted to see the progress. The couple upgraded Sam’s cabin by giving it cooling pads. Sydney is also no longer restrict as much as she learns to coexist with Sam.
Trevor and Megan are rare clients who did not give Victoria too much headache. Once again, the dog trainer proved her expertise in the field of dogs. Check out the detailed encounter below.
Video courtesy of It’s Me or The Dog via YouTube.