Louie’s owners at wits end!
Toileting inside, chicken chasing, no recall
Louie was an addition to our family a year and a half ago when we lived in town on a small half section. He was the perfect size for us and our situation.
Then we moved house to 4 acres south of Auckland. For some reason Louie took exception to toileting outside after our move. We also were the recipients of 10 chooks -feathered friends never before seen by this pug. And of course it was very easy to ignore Mum and Dad when there are all those wonderful new smells and distractions to investigate and Louie would only ever come home when he was ready – not when called.
We were almost at our wits end trying to call him back from the paddocks next door and I never thought the chooks would lay with Louie continually chasing them as soon as he was let outside. We just had to put Louie on a lead all the time he was outside, which was a shame considering we moved out to the country to give him and us more freedom. And the toileting inside was driving me to distraction.
So we called Dan. After a few weeks of using the tools we learned from Dan – the chooks were laying and wandering around our property free range without the stress of a pug dog chasing them constantly. We are able to recall Louie from the neighbouring paddocks, and watching him run back home through the long grass is a joy to behold.
And as for the toileting inside – fantastic! Louie now lets us know when he wants to go out. We are all much happier.
We continue to use the tools Dan gave us and now all of us know what is expected and how to behave. Everyone is living happier in the country.
Thanks again Dan, kind regards
Suzanne Armour - South of Auckland September 14, 2017