I just wanted to share my story with you, as it’s after following your page I have become inspired.
Over the past 2 weeks I have become motivated to walk our bull mastiff, great dane cross every day. He’s 4 and a half, almost 80kg (almost twice my weight), never been around other dogs. He has always put on quite a performance whenever he sees another dog, throwing himself on the ground and clawing at whatever I was walking him with, once even managing to claw off his halti collar.
I got an easy walk harness and started out in the backyard, progressed to the unfenced frontyard and then to the street up and down outside our house slowly going further in each direction. In under 2 weeks we are walking a half hour loop around a local bike track and instead of a tug of war when we see dogs he’s down graded to a whimper when he starts to get excited and is firmly told no.
I’m so proud of my boy and I know with dedication and persistence he will only get better and we are both so much happier and content after our afternoon walks.