A Furry Tail Ending: Helen and Petey!
We love our dogs as much as we love our own children, right? Because for some of us, our pups are our first babies! Well, that’s definitely the case for PUPS Team Member, Helen.
A few months ago, Helen met Petey while he was in the PUPS Daycare room. She instantly fell in love with his quirky personality, wiggly-butt and “big handsome block-head”. Can you blame her? In this unique situation, Petey actually needed to be re-homed and Helen jumped at the opportunity to adopt this lovable goofball. But she knew that Petey’s transition into her home would be an interesting one.
You see, no matter how lovable, sweet, goofy and cute our pups can be, they can still come with troublesome behavior. This was the case with Petey. He’s a fairly-anxious, semi-aggressive misunderstood guy who has been in various PUPS Training programs over the past few months. But the PUPS Pet Club team, especially his trainers, saw so much potential in Petey and they refused to give up on him.
PUPS has great training programs in place based on our members’ needs. However, every member, every dog and every lifestyle is different, so the training program may differ to reflect the member and dog’s needs. In Petey’s case, we’ve had him in daycare, private training lessons, bootcamps and a few more custom programs designed just for him.
Although the training options are in black and white on a PUPS Pet Club brochure, the service itself may change and is almost always customizable. This ensures we get the best results and success with the training we provide – especially when they’re as understanding as Helen and as steadfastly committed as Petey is.
Just like Petey, I’m sure your dog will have good days and bad days throughout their training journey. There will be days where your pup is progressing with overwhelming confidence and then there may be days when frustrating setbacks happen…and that’s okay!
Training is an ongoing process. As long as you constantly practice your training, remain incredibly patient and encourage good behavior, you can ensure a happy, healthy and fulfilling life for you and your dog.
Petey has his good days where he is his goofy, energetic, lovable self. But sometimes, those not-so-good, anxious days still happen. This is not to say that Petey isn’t a perfect dog because in our eyes, he is. Not that we’re biased at all