I recently started the course and I am really excited about it. I can almost start with week 0 because I first wanted to read an study all the theory. Waaw, I already learnt quite a lot and I am also using the good tips in it. We 've three dogs: Exa, a Malinois of alsmost 9 years old and she likes to play with a frisbee, walks.. she was our first big dog and I am sure we did a few things wrong.. Then there is Qazar, also a Malinois six years old and a working dog. He likes agility,, balance training, walking and playing with balls. He is reactive to people, because when he was a pup somebody has been yelling at him and has thrown things to him.. Now it is going better, I 've learned a lot, but we always will be alert with other people. When we have agility training, the trainer is standing apart, and this goes very well.. but.. I've been seeing quite a lot of tricks and exercises in your cours which I will certainly try and use. And then there is Panda, he is a border collie and nine months old. The course is of course fantastic for him too.. I hope to start next week with the weekly exercises with all three of them. Another very big advantage of this course is: my trainer (not for agility lessons but for other courses) train the same way. So I don't have to change principles, and with this course I can do and try and exercise quite a lot all by my self . I am a very big fan of this course. By the way I also follow most of the other courses given by Beata and Yana. I am a very enthousiastic fan of dogs4motinn. I love it.
Tjaša & Brownie
When I got my puppy she was all over the place. She didn’t care about me, didn’t care about food, or playing with me. Walks were a big struggle; my dog would pull while on leash, and run around and have fun by herself while off leash.
Chasing the Tale academy helped me understand my dog more and kept reminding me that she might need more time to mature before she is ready for some serious work. With their help our relationship grew. My dog is now obsessed with playing with me and would choose playing with me over playing by herself. Loose leash walking is still a work in progress, but with the academy’s instructions it’s getting better day by day.
What I liked most about Chasing the Tale is that they adjust their training to the individual dog and the dog learns. Chasing the Tale classes don’t follow a strict regime by which all dogs are obligated to learn. They take their time to look at the individual dog, their owners, and adjust the learning process to their needs. I loved how they take their time to explain why a dog is behaving a certain way rather than just throwing a possible solution our way. By doing so they help us dog owners understand our dogs more and thus allow us to find solutions on our own when encountering other problems.
Tjaša & Brownie
We had no idea what we were getting into when we first got our Australian Shepherd puppy. Yes, people told us that it is a high-energy doggo, but little did we know what that means. We love her dearly, but the family dynamic changed drastically after we brought Juno home. And boy, did she turn our lives around.
For the first two months, we were like zombies, we were waking up in the middle of the night, she was dragging us around when we went for walkies and she demanded all the attention a pup could get. Luckily, we discovered Chasing the Tale classes that helped us really understand what it meant to be her. How she thinks, what drives her, and more. Within a month, with steady training, we have seen such a tangible change. Juno started to think about what we want, not what her urges were. She has a really strong drive to work and we strategically structured our life to fit her needs and what we think is good living. Thanks, ladies, for sharing this course with the world, we definitely need this for all the high-energy doggos that would love to work to please their family and friends.
This was a wake-up call for us to take a step in her shoes.”
Tamara & Ginny
We just loved your Fetching Manners class. We tried to do all the exercises every week because we couldn’t wait to see what next week will bring to us. Ginny was great in all the shaping lessons where she can showed some thinking and creativity.
The recall exercises made our recall much better but we still have to work on it because Ginny just loves to explore, sniff and chase everything. Just can’t wait to start Shaping Adventures class and to practise all previously taught exercises.
Ginny already have better problem solving skills, can settle faster and we have better connection. You girls and your dogs are amazing. Thank you for everything.
Iva & Billy
FM taught us how to build drive and proper play of tug. I love how Billy can now easily settle at home, in cafes, in the car and he can watch in peace how I am doing something with our other dog.
Billy now waits patiently to be showered, he is used to a hairdryer, clipping nails, we can check his teeth, ears and eyes while he is being calm which all was very hard for him at the beginning. He is now really getting used to permission cue, which I found very important.
Girls, you did an amazing job with FM. Thank you!