THAT'S NOT ALL ...
Each time a visitor arrives, the dog jumps up at them with muddy paws and sometimes knocks them over. They're reluctant to return.
YOU'RE TRYING YOUR BEST, BUT IT'S JUST NOT ENOUGH
You know your dog needs training, but where do you start? Obedience classes are expensive or too far away and even though you've watched some YouTube videos and downloaded some books, they just don't make any sense.
YOU'RE STRESSED OUT
You can't help shouting at your dog and at your family. It's all too much and your relationships are suffering.
YOU WONDER IF YOU'RE CUT OUT TO OWN A DOG!
I remember what it is like, that feeling of failure because your dog won't behave properly; the exhaustion from being constantly on edge wondering if the neighbors will complain, or visitors will be pounced upon; the never-ending cleaning; the kids toys, clothing and shoes destroyed; chair legs and skirting boards nibbled; waking early every morning to let the dog out for its toilet before it does it on the kitchen floor, just waiting for you to step into as you go to make your morning coffee ... And the arguments in the house as tensions approach breaking point.
YOU WONDER IF YOU MADE A MISTAKE AND SHOULD FIND YOUR DOG A NEW HOME!
Your partner gives you an ultimatum ... Get the dog to behave or get rid of it.