Marley and Me…!
Snapping at people and just full on!!
Hi Dan, our Boxer Marley is awesome now thanks! We have learnt to understand him and read him better, and avoid situations that he is not good with yet, which is a big help in easing him into things. Mostly I have shown him I am in charge, behaved more calmly with him and the same when we are out. His barking is a lot better too, quite funny actually as he is really trying to hold the bark in sometimes and he makes this hilarious painful sounding whinge noise while trying to contain himself! Then he just runs off and gets a ball! He eats when told and 2x a day. His appetite has actually improved so he is more responsive in training before his meal now.
We can now leave him inside for a few hours without full destruction and just this week, finally, outside without him going nuts barking and letting loose on the shoes.
He is getting better walking and we can go on nice long walks which we could not do before, holding with 2 fingers and when he has calmed down, I can run and have a loose lead on the ordinary collar!
He does not snap at people walking past now either. He is still a cheeky young boxer who is not an angel all the time, but we know how to confidently handle him now and know to stand by the rules relentlessly as we see he does like to test now and then for the top spot.
Overall, there has been so much progress in such a short time. Thanks so much for all your help, we have a nice relaxed home now and a very settled Marley, more like his name!