Posted on April 10 2017
The Furry Godmother is currently offering positive behavior modification & obedience training classes on Wednesday nights. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 204-205-2644 to book your pets classes.
About the Trainer:
My name is Jodi and I have been a certified dog trainer since 2013.
I was inspired to create Furry Godmother because of my own dog, Bubba, a too-smart rescue Labrador cross. When I met him, he was a mammoth 120 lbs, despondent and seemed to have all the joy sucked out of his life. The caretaker at his shelter informed me that he was five years old and had been through a handful of homes already. He had pretty severe separation anxiety; as well as a history of destroying the flooring and anything in the rooms where he was restrained. I set out to help him. I researched and studied every piece of material about separation anxiety to see how I could assist. I visited Bubba regularly for about a month; until myself and my husband were ready to commit to such a needy dog.
We knew it would be a hard road to get him to trust that we would come home. The destruction started on day one with his kennel being ripped apart from the inside out. It took a couple weeks before we could start coming home some days to no destruction and over a year to figure out what worked for him and what didn't.
Now, after over seven years with us he is a beautiful 65 lbs "old man." He brings laughs, joy and cuddles to our family on a daily basis.
I saw the potential of other dogs in him. I wanted to bring hope to people who were struggling with similar issues and to help dogs who faced behavioral challenges.