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Does anyone know of a good reliable dog trainer in or near canberra?
I will just explain the situation i am now in and apologise if I become a little longwinded. I have a male purebred bull terrier who is 9 months old, untill he was 6 months old he was doing very well he was good with children and with my hens and cats,unfortunately at this time i was involved in a rather nasty accident that involved me falling onto a concrete path and suffering a fractured skull, i was in a coma for awhile in icu for a while longer and in hospital for way too bloody long in my opinion, during this time my dog was fed and walked by my friends but the training and time that I had been putting into him obviously was no longer ocurring. I have been out of hospital for almost three weeks now and am having some big behaviour problems with booza that did not exist before all this crap happened, the major (but not the only) problem im having is that he is now way overprotective of me and is very aggressive to any person or animal that he feels is too close to me, I have continued socialising him with other dogs and all is fine so long as I keep my distance or make sure i pat him at same time I pat any others, i'm still healing myself so I really dont know how to go about retraining booza any sugestions of who i should go to to sort this out?

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Sorry to hear about your accident for starters Willo and that now your having problems with Booza. I think you've partially answered your own problem, in that you are still healing yourself, therefore Booza would be picking up on that and reacting the way he is. I work with dog behaviour for my vet clinic and occassionally do some training when asked.

While you are waiting to find an instructor I can offer these suggestions for you try. When you are around other people keep him leashed and ask him to be in the down/drop position as this is the most lowest/submissive position he can be in. Reward him for being there (is he food driven?). Try not to eyeball him too much as it will put pressure on him, at the same time, don't eyeball the object you are concerned about either (being human or canine), so he doesn't think your too focused on it. Walk away calmly from any situation before it develops into an incident. I have some other idea's / suggestions but don't want to get too long winded myself.

He is a bull terrier (and yes I like the breed, they can be wonderful pets) it could just be that he is maturing now and asserting his confidence, you might have to learn to be just one step ahead of him. Good luck finding a trainer up there, try googling Delta and get a qualified trainer through them.

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thankyou for your reply jayups I shall google delta and see how I go with them, I just took the lad for a walk to the local shops and he behaved impeccably on the way there and back and while he was tied to the dog post outside and we did encounter quite a few people and dogs during this period, he can be somewhat confusing at the moment kind of hard to predict how booza is going to react to any given situation....I just want the boy to get back to himself, as you suggest I am not exactly myself just yet and this is probably effecting booza to some extent

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Willo

cwackers on this forum is a dog trainer in the Canberra Region. If she can't help you she will certainly know the other trainers in the region who you could approach. Might want to try and PM her.

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thankyou crinia i will try your idea and hopefully we go ok with it

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how he used to look at three months i think there is a pic of him up here somewhere at 8 weeks old he is much larger now and his ears are up as they should be


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Post Re: canberra dog trainer
I am a trainer near Yass and work through the Yass Vet Clinic, who also have a vet (Claire) who does behaviour consults. So if you are in that area feel free to contact me (or the vet clinic).

In around Canberra, for one on one training I would recommend Dog Tech (in particular Sean Ehlers who has many years of experience with these types of cases) They may in fact be your best bet in this particular case as they can come to you and work with you at home.

Who is your dog's breeder? they can often also be of assistance (Was he bred locally? If Di bred him, then it may be worthwhile talking to her too).

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thanks espinay i will look into that my dog is from a breeder in moss vale
he is doing a lot better now but i reckon i still need some assistance
things have improved immensely since i have now fully recovered my voice and he is paying a lot more attention to my commands once again
i guess i should have said in my original post that my voice had gone quite soft with a slight stutter that has now fixed itself in the last 4-5 days
booza is not yet 100% but he is heaps better

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heads generally arnt suitable for cracking concrete shane !!

Glad your on the mend and booza is picking up as well.

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haha yes bernie i have discovered that dont think ill try it again. heres a current pic of booza


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