Tom and Christy came to us with their dog Floki, a Korean Jindo. Floki was very scar. As a result, they weren’t able to take him for a walk because he didn’t want to be touched. Floki came from a Korean farm where he was abused.
The owners were very dedicated to help Floki, as a result, they purchased twelve sessions to do Salt Lake City dog training with us.
Alyssa, our trainer partner with Four Legged Scholars LLC, spent much time helping Floki gain trust with his new family. He learned that his harness predicted yummy treats.
Because his fear was high the approximations of getting his harness on were slow but always predicted something positive with treats. As a result, the owner learned how to interact in a way so that Floki could feel more comfortable with the harness.
They can almost put the harness on him now so leash walks are right around the corner.
Also with Four Legged Scholars LLC, Salt Lake City Dog Training, we worked on getting him to be comfortable with being touched.
The owners spent time doing small approximations of petting and touching. Training “target” helped alot because Floki learned that hands meant good things.
Floki was also fighting with their other dog, Penny, an Ausralian Shepherd. After working with Alyssa they were able to resolve this problem. Penny learned that when Floki passed by she got treats so she became happy by the sight of Floki.
Both dogs learned that in order to get what they wanted they needed to exhibit good behavior. To teach this the owners did the Nothing in Life is Free Protocol.
We are so happy to have worked with Floki and his owners in Salt Lake City. Dog training helped make Floki trust his new family. They are so much happier now.
Christy and Tom Nester with Floki – Salt Lake City Dog Training with Alyssa Giles