Does any of this sound worryingly familiar?
Your dog is dragging you down the street and they are like a kangaroo on the end of their lead and you've tried everything to get them to walk nicely but nothings worked
You have a puppy that is relentlessly biting you and you have scratches and bites all over your hands and arms. You think you have a shark in disguise
Your dog will not listen to you, anywhere in public. They are perfect indoors but as soon as you step out of the house you turn invisible
Your dog is stealing household items and running off with them You end up chasing them around the house and garden and they love it! You've taught them its a great game and now don't know how to stop it
Your dog has no recall in public Its perfect in the house but when there are other dogs or humans around its non existent
Your dog won't settle in the evenings You just want to relax on the sofa after a hard day at work and your dog has the zoomies every night
You can't leave your dog on their own if you want to pop out because their separation anxiety makes them cry, whimper or howl for hours.
Your dog is anxious, they are apprehensive around other dogs and strangers, causing you difficulty in walking them
And I bet looking after your dog and worrying about their behaviour isn't the only hat you wear. You're working, or are a full time mum or dad, organising your household and generally trying to keep your family happy