months of research we collected our delightful Bernese puppy, just 8 weeks
old and whilst we were delighted,we were also slightly concerned by her
nervousness. She’d just left 12 siblings, so we put it down to adjustment
and over the following months she grew and grew and grew – more
| It all came to
a head one night when she nipped one of my daughter’s friends when
she stuck her hand into the car. I was distraught and on returning home,I
trawled the Internet for a dog whisper, as I wanted someone who would not
view the problem from a medical perspective.
I found Mike’s details and a glowing report from a horse whisper who described him as, “a gentle caring man.” How right she is.
That first phone call was the start of a new beginning for Bramble and our family. Poor Mike, I talked for hours, he listened patiently and he kindly agreed to visit.
On arrival, Bramble immediately took to Mike, as we all did. This gentle, caring man carefully assessed our interactions with Bramble and he gave us advice and then he demonstrated the correct techniques to alter Bramble’s behaviour.
It felt as though someone had turned on a light. Having owned three dogs and having spent my life around animal, I had never encountered such anxiety in a dog. I was also to find out that, my growing concern and actions had been feeding Bramble’s anxiety.
Simple techniques were quickly put into practice and whilst Mike advised that it may take several weeks to see any progress, Bramble’s behaviour began to change from that moment. We continue to see changes and improvement everyday.
Fear of the Hoover, men, dark clothes, wheelie bins are all a thing of the past. She now goes out of her way to speak to strangers and on returning to our dog training classes she really is a star pupil. She has never been a dog who likes to play however she is now chasing balls and carrying sticks where as before, she would have run away from them. At training she is learning new tricks and she is hopefully going to join the agility training in the New Year.
The wonderful personalised booklet written by Mike has been our bible and this had been further complimented by speaking to Mike on the telephone.
Bramble may never be the most extravert of dogs but she is a happy contented dog, whose quality of life has greatly improved, thanks to Mike.
A very special thank you from
Beth & Bramble