After 40 years as a dog owner, someone finally said, "Your dog is SO well-behaved." This is after only three weeks of religiously following the plan: exercise, discipline, and affection
Piper, a four-year-old Springer Spaniel, is no longer anxious when left alone or during storms and no longer barks at other dogs (a real irritation to dogs and people.) Instead, she is just relaxed and greets appropriately with sniffs. She barks at doorbell (desired due to my hearing loss) but is instantly quiet and calm to the opening of the door just with the use of your basic "tsst."
I am a believer and greatly appreciate the thoughtfulness and practicality of your approach.
Thank you very much,
Sandra Miller and Piper