When Donna first brought Bernie, her three year old one-hundred fifty pound Newfoundland into Obedience Pleases South Pasadena kennel, I welcomed the challenge.
“Bernie is a sweet dog. He’s very smart, and well trained.” He was, although as Donna went on to say, “But he pulls so hard on his leash that he can knock me down. When he sees another dog he lunges. I don’t know if it’s to fight or to play, but he intimidates other dog owners.”
Donna had traveled for an hour and a half for me to evaluate Bernie. She wanted him to have a more complete life. Bernie LOVED to go hiking with Donna, and I wanted to help make this happen.