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SANDHILLS DOG TRAINING LLC
STAY TUNED! Upcoming class schedule and registration forms will be posted soon.
Classes will begin the week of September 19th and will be located at Rassie Wicker Park under the Timmel Pavilion.
We are very excited to introduce our new class - ZEN training.
Develop a stronger bond with your dog while creating all over calm behavior through relaxation and control exercises. With these techniques you will increase your dog's focus and impulse control.
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"ACQUIRE THE SKILLS TO BUILD A
               BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR DOG"
  Sign up for the upcoming classes.  Visit our website www.sandhillsdogtraining.com  for class schedule and registration form.
  
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                                      LEYNA'S STORY

My first family bought me when I was a puppy.  I spent my first year of life tied to a tree, with no shelter, in the mountains of Tennessee.  My name was Zoe.  There was a nice neighbor lady who would sneak food and water to me when my family would forget to feed me.  One day a big van came and that is the last day I saw my family.  My neighbor friend called a rescue and a nice lady came to get me and she told me that she was my foster mom.  It was wonderful to be inside and play with other dogs and I never missed a meal!
My foster mom posted my picture online with a rescue group and she told me that a very persistent lady wanted me and said she wanted to train me to be a Therapy Dog.  After a screening process, I was told I was going to meet my new family!  My foster mom said I was a “hot mess”, but that did not stop me from running up to meet my new family with kisses and leaps into the air!  They called that my “gotcha” day and it was June 27, 2015 and I was exactly a year old.  
So, I began a new life with my new family and they call me Leyna, which means “little angel” in German.  Since I am a German Shepherd, it seemed fitting.  I am not sure what an angel is, but my very first walk on a leash, I did my best to warn my new mom of every squirrel, bird and blowing leaf!  I don’t bark, but I could run fast after those evil things, dragging my mom so she could keep up.
My mom said I needed some manners and for some reason she seemed upset when I would eat the butter off the counter top.  So one day a really nice lady came to our house and showed my mom and I fun things to do together to help correct my behavior.  
My mom said I was head-strong and even treats would not help me with my distractions.  So me being the little angel that I am, we had our work cut out for us training my mom.  We learned focus techniques and they helped me focus on my mom and I could ignore the distractions going on around me.   My mom loves it when I stare into her eyes.  These techniques are fun for me and my mom, as well as all of the basic commands.  My mom and I work every day on the things we have learned and I think it is to help my mom remember, because I have gotten pretty good with all of them. 
My mom and I love positive training and praise!!  Sometimes, I even get to have cut up chicken and beef when we are working on commands that are a little tough.  Those treats are devine and I love being called a “good girl”.
Now, I heel on our walks and I sit by my mom when she stops to chat with people on the street (and my mom can chat a long time).  I walk by those squirrels, birds and leaves with my head held high and my attention focused on my mom.  We do these relaxation exercises at night and boy are they calming!  When we are in public, many people comment on how well-behaved I am and I can see it makes my mom proud!
We will continue to work at home and in classes with other dogs.  Mom and I really love our trainer and she is so nice to me and we have learned so much from her.  My mom just sewed a “Canine Good Citizen” patch on my jacket and it makes me kind of a big deal.  Mom says we will be ready soon to test for our Therapy Dog Certification.  I volunteer privately with 2 dyslexic children and my mom and I will be helping with the Moore County Pet Responsibility Program, teaching animal responsibility to 4th graders in our area.  This will help prevent more Zoe’s coming into shelters and rescues.  My trainer has taught me some fun tricks to wow the kids with and make them smile!!  I will also visit infusion centers for children-----can you tell I love kids!!  
My life as Zoe seems like so long ago, but in the 6 months we have worked with our trainer, my mom says I am soaring and I am the dog I was meant to be.  I am proud of my mom and she is so proud of me.
Maybe I am an angel after-all!
Thank you so much for giving me my wings Abby and believing that this “hot mess” had beautiful potential!  
Love, Leyna
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                                        SPENCER'S STORY


 
January 9, 2016


Hi Abby!

I wanted to thank you so much for helping me these last 3 months overcome my fears and anxiety and making me a "good boy".  My mom and dad are really happy that we all met and worked together.  I was a really scared little 12 lb. terrier dog.  I had a busy 2015 being adopted last February from a shelter, then I got really sick and had to have back surgery.  The shelter people told my parents I needed dog training but I ended up in a crate trying to get well and couldn't run around for almost 2 months.  Then Mom and Dad surprised me and we moved from Illinois to Pinehurst. 

It was a confusing time for me.  I started to get really scared of things around me...cars, people, big dogs, everything made me bark and I wasn't happy at all.  Mom and Dad tried their hardest to help me but Mom was even scared to take me for a walk not knowing how I would act.  Mom and Dad knew I needed help but didn't know where to turn. 

Then a lady told Mom about you.  You would come to my house almost every week and show Mom and Dad how to train me. At first I was scared of you and acted out but you had lots of treats and always praised me and made me feel happy when I did things the right way.   We did fun things like "Touch" and "Watch Me" and you showed Mom how to decrease my barking and walk nice on a leash.  You also taught us how to help with my fear of cars and other people. I sensed Mom was really scared and it made me feel scared too.  When Mom felt better that she could handle me I started to feel better too!  Now we take nice long walks together.

We just finished our lessons with you this week.  I'm not the perfect dog but I'm a much better dog and I'm happy now!  Mom and Dad still need to work on "counter conditioning" me.  They understand this may time some time so my lessons continue every day and they're fun!

I wanted to write you this letter to say thank you for everything you've done for me.  But most importantly I wanted to write this letter for you to share with other people who might decide to start training their dog and then just give up after a lesson or two saying it doesn't work or they're too busy to continue. 

These Moms and Dads just don't understand how much they're hurting us by not giving us a chance to be better.  We're not happy dogs.  We just need the proper training and a chance to be good.  It can happen....it will happen if they follow the training like we did.  Please tell them not to give up on us. 

I'm a better and happy dog because we've all met and worked together.

Love Always!


Spencer
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