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 TESTIMONIALS > A Dog That Doesn’t Want To Be Touched! Now In The Show Ring
 
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  A DOG THAT DOESN’T WANT TO BE TOUCHED! NOW IN THE SHOW RING
Testimonial By: Melody        Publish Date: 2002-09-01

From Melody, working with animals in PE

Hi Eugenie 

Thank you for helping me with the problem of the other day.  Its 8 weeks ago - can you believe it!

Anyway, It has been a long and slow progress - and we have eventually made some progress.

When I first saw Sheba - Ridgeback puppy of 5 months - she was so fearful I could not even approach her.  (Her owners wanted to "show" her but she would not allow them to handle her, touch her or lead her on the lead.)

I approached her with the wands and for 10 to 15 min only showed her the wands making little circles on the ground in front of her.  Because she was fearful of the wands, I asked the owner to bring me feathers from her feather duster - this held the smell of the house - which I attached to the wands. She was very interested in this and I could even touch her toes while making a "game" of the whole exercise.

Well, It took me about 4 weeks to get the wands onto her back and she eventually allowed me to TTouch (Llama Touch) down her sides.

To cut a long story short, after 8 weeks, and 3 days to the next "Show" Sheba yesterday lay down in front of me, belly-up, and allowed me to do my T Touches on her whole body.  We stood her up, walked her on lead, a short way, and she allowed me to open her mouth, by lifting her muzzle from over her nose!, count her teeth - if I felt so inclined - without any pulling away etc.

The owner has been excellent!  She worked with me all the way! She walked the dog diligently for half an hour to the nearest shopping mall, every day, allowing everyone to go gaga, touching Sheba etc. etc.

This has been such a rewarding experience, I felt I had to share it with someone!
 
Happy Touching (wish I could attend the courses! but too far!)
 
Melody

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