Rescue dog labeled as trash becomes a real treasure
Kathy shares a bit about her rescue dog:
You may know my sweet and sassy Maya…or you may know of her story.
She is quite a gal, with a jaded history.
She was kicked out of 3 homes, and stood on death’s door because of her impossible behavior. She was labeled ‘untrainable’, and I was her last chance.
She chased anything that moved including kids, bikes, cows, horses…anything and everything! There was not a fence or gate that could stop her.
That was before she was 6 months old. Yep. She is quite a character.
As happens with many rescue dogs, we got off to a very rough start … and I began to question my sanity for taking her in. So, I did the one thing I was sure would be our path to partnership:
I spent our first 6 months working with her, creating partnership, developing self control and life skills … you know … The Foundation Formula stuff.
THEN, and only then, I started her sheepdog training. It was so worth the wait.
I took a chance on her, and I’m so glad I did.
She went from other’s Trash to my Treasure … and it turned out that she was a world-class sheep herding trial champion!
Listen as Kathy shares her story of transforming this rescue dog into a real treasure.
In This Episode
- Why Kathy decided to welcome an “untrainable” dog into her home
- How hard can it really be to train a 6 month old Border Collie?
- Maya becomes part of the family, and a world-class herding dog and Kathy shares how she did it.
“At 6 months old, she was already labeled untrainable by 3 homes”
“If I didn’t agree to take her, the unspeakable was going to happen”
“I spent our first 6 months creating partnership, developing self control and life skills … you know … The Foundation Formula stuff.”
“I would invite you to look at some of these concepts and bring them into your own life with your dogs”