It’s not rare to find couples who argue about their dogs. Victoria Stilwell has a lot of clients who were constantly bickering about taking care of their dogs. Sometimes she ends becoming a relationship counselor as well as a dog trainer.
Sherry is at her wit’s end because her husband refuses to take care of the family dogs. At some point, their daughter China is scared that her father will get rid of the dogs. He keeps telling the family that he will get rid of them.
Sherry is handling most of the burden of caring for the dogs. Victoria wants to see what it’s like for her to walk her dogs. The trainer sees the lack of control the owner has over the dogs.
After that, Victoria had a long talk with the couple about the way they talk to each other. Sherry has become a nag because her husband refuses to offer help. The husband, on the other hand, is not fond of being told what to do.
Victoria worked with both Sherry and Rob separately. Each had to walk a different dog. The training revolved around knowing when to turn the dogs around using a simple command. Both husband and wife were cooperative enough to learn the methods.
After the training, Victoria suggested a schedule. The room was filled with tension when a plan was mentioned. Sherry insists that they’re not the type of family to write things down. Sherry walked out of the room, and Victoria couldn’t believe it.
Despite the disagreements, everyone came to a middle ground. Victoria won’t insist on a written schedule as long as the couple is committed. Sherry says that she doesn’t want Rob to sacrifice a lot of his time; instead, she wants him to help out a little. After a few weeks, significant progress was made, and the bickering stopped.
Video courtesy of It’s Me or The Dog via YouTube.