Tyler was an abused puppy that was turned into a shelter in North Carolina and when Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue heard about him, Tom made arrangements to have a friend get Tyler from the kill shelter and transport him to us. Tyler didn't have an issue with our dogs (Dolly the Weimaraner, Franklin and Sprite (who was still alive at the time) our Dachshunds), but walking him in the neighborhood was not good. He would bark and lunge like crazy.
|Sharon of Barkbusters taking Tyler around Petsmart|
TRAINING PART 1: LAST SUMMER
|Tyler working with Sharon|
TRAINING PART 2: TYLER THE MUZZLEATOR MAKES HIS DEBUT
I took Tyler to Petsmart and we met Sharon from Barkbusters. She worked with him in the parking lot before going inside for hands on doggy encounters at Petsmart.
|Tyler barking at a puppy who didn't care|
TYLER THE MUZZLEATOR - I decided to get a 'mesh' muzzle and once we put that on Tyler, he could get close enough to the puppies to smell them. When he realized they weren't a threat, he seemed okay.
With a large black dog that I think was a Mastiff puppy, Tyler the Muzzealtor approached and sniffed and it was fine for about 5 minutes. The puppy didn't care, but Tyler started getting stiff in his stance so just as he barked at the pup, Sharon pulled him away.
|Tyler glares at another puppy|