George’s Home Page
Breed – Jack Russell Terrier cross (breed andÂ temperament!)Â – broken coated
Height -Â Â 11Â½”
Weight – 7.3kg
For more onÂ my appearance see â€˜How Dogs Are Made and George Got His Looksâ€™ because I have got my very own legend.Â Mum says she will see if she can find something for Arnie but mine came first!
4.Â My post page – why not become one ofÂ my penfriends?
Totally different in every way, training Arnie and George has certainly been a testing experience for all three of us!
George, unlike Arnie,Â always wants to please those few humans he really trusts, butÂ he hasÂ Â a fearful disposition which he manifests as aggression.Â His world is divided in two â€“ friends, upon whom his affection should be lavished unsparingly, and enemies who, come what may, must be frightened away.Â The aim with George is to train him to take a â€˜neutralâ€™ stance towards at least 85% of his perceived â€˜enemyâ€™ and to turn to me when he is confronted by anything that makes him anxious â€“ a concept which I understand behaviourists refer to as â€˜defaulting to the handlerâ€™.Â Although this sounds somewhat technical, the section on learning with George is about my personal experiences and it is not intended to be a training manual.Â Whilst I hope it may encourage people with similar problems to persevere, I canâ€™t over-emphasise the value of seeking help from a canine behaviourist or a trainer with experience in this field.
Comming soon -Â more about Georgeâ€™s training see ‘learning with George’