Pugsley has been sent to Bootcamp

It’s been a trying couple of weeks here as Pugsley (our Pomsky puppy) has decided that he no longer had to listen. He has been acting like a millennial for some time now and it had reached a point where whenever we said a command he would just look at us. Back in the beginning when we took Pugsley to the Petsmart classes and he was traumatized by the bad parents who allowed their kids to set the building alarm off as they pounded on the class of the training room, that’s when things started.

Pugsley graduated
Pugsley graduated

Pugsley had to finish his training from Petsmart in private lessons and afterward he had to get a personal trainer to come out to our home to work on the problems that came from the trauma. The personal trainer that came out was Lindsey of Arizona Custom Canine, within minutes she got a few of the problems resolved, most importantly she pointed out that we didn’t have the right leash. From the first visit with Arizona Custom Canine’s, Pugsley was on a new journey to getting trained and bettering his behavior.

I sewed Pugsley's patches on his harness
I sewed Pugsley’s patches on his harness

Pugsley was on a roll as every command was working and Pugsley was back to hiking again.

Pugsley Hiking
Pugsley Hiking

As Pugsley started getting a little older, he decided that he would go back to chewing up drywall and realized that barking at people was a fun way of making them go away; the barking continued to get worse as he scared everyone away easily.

Pugsley waiting to get out of the car to hike
Pugsley waiting to get out of the car to hike

Our son arrived to stay with us a while 2 days ago and Pugsley right away tried to bite him while at the same time wanted to love on him. Pugsley was simply protecting us as he paced around Annika and me all night long. Pugsley reached a point of exhaustion from staying awake all night barking every few minutes at our son if he moved at all near us. Things got so bad by the next morning that we had to either send Pugsley to Immersion training or would have to get rid of Pugsley and we didn’t want to get rid of him.

Pugsley heading off to Immersion Training
Pugsley heading off to Immersion Training

We called up Lindsey at Arizona Custom Canine and told her what we were experiencing and even with the craziness going on in the world right now, Lindsey came and picked Pugsley up right away to help. Pugsley is now going through Immersion training to help with his behavior, he will be gone 4-6 weeks. Lindsey is Arizona’s finest dog trainers and with her help, Pugsley will feel much better when he returns and not be having such an issue with anxiety.

We already miss Pugsley this morning and he has only been gone a few hours however we’re happy to know that what he is experiencing with Arizona Custom Canine, he will be much more relaxed and behaving much better when he returns. Now Lilith on the other hand (our kitten), misses Pugsley big time. She has been running around screaming for her brother all night.

We will keep everyone in the loop as to how things are going and we’re so thankful that Arizona Custom Canine was there for us. We highly recommend Arizona Custom Canine to everyone who has a dog that can use some training, anything from basic classes to full Immersion, she is simply amazing to work with and knows how to solve each problem that arises.

Alright gang, time to get the day rolling. We will post more later. Many hugs and thanks to our epic Twitch subscribers and followers here on our website.

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