This is our Saint Bernard Ginger. We got her when she was 6 weeks old.When we first started taking her out for walks she would grab our pant legs and just would not do anything that was asked of her. As she became bigger and more powerful it took my husband and I both just to walk her across the street to the park and even with the two of us holding her she was still able to drag us across the street. We were really thinking we might have to give her away to someone where she could run free on a farm because her behaviour was getting worse and worse and we could not walk her. On the days we would get her out for a walk one of us would come back with a bloody bitten arm where she would grab a hold of our sleeves and go through to our arm. We both have scars from it. Our last hope was to find a dog trainer but even then we thought it wouldn’t help her behaviour problems. We met with Duke and a few weeks later we went out to our first session. I still had doubts at this point.
I was so amazed at the results. I could not believe it was my dog just sitting there while another dog came into the room. Her usual response would be to tackle the dog and make the dog play with her. After we came back from the training center that same night I felt so confident with her that I actually took her for a walk downtown by myself. When we came back I had no blood running down my arm, no bite marks and I walked her without no trouble whatsoever. That was the first time in 3 months I was able to do that. I was so excited when I came home the first thing I did was email Duke with my new found freedom of being able to walk her by myself. We have been training since April 2009 and it has been like a miracle has taken place. She is well behaved now and I can actually let her off the leash in the park and she comes back when she is called. I cannot thank Duke and Nick enough for all there help. I would recommend training with Duke and Staff at Unleashed Potential K9 to anyone and everyone. Walking is such a pleasure now. She is happier since she can get out of the house and I am happier knowing I am in control with the training I received from Duke and his assistant.