Blitz’s goal at Doggie Shrink is simple: block inappropriate reactive behaviors. He assists in rehabilitating dogs that are emotionally reactive on leash or towards people, other dogs and objects. Blitz has an amazing temperament and is an extremely tolerant, friendly K9 Counselor for dogs of all ages. His energy and non-reactive personality assist in regaining attention, building confidence and teaching coping skills, while changing the emotional response of the dogs we are working with. His laid back disposition works like magic to produce calm, attentive dogs, and desensitizing a dog’s fear of people, other dogs and new environments. Blitz makes re-training lightning fast! He assists in providing reactive canines the courage they need to improve their behavior and making it possible to get and keep their composure even in difficult situations. He is a rock solid distractor dog with amazing trust in us! He gets growled at, lunged at, and barked at everyday…but is always happy to assist us in training!
Blitz is a Belgian Malinois, one of four types of Belgian sheepherding dog breeds. He is an alert, high-energy dog, extremely strong and athletic…a police, tracking and an on-off-leash obedience dog. He was adopted from a shelter in North Carolina about to be euthanized for socialization issues and aggressive incidents. We adopted Blitz, knowing he would possess a strong desire to work and would be happiest with regular activity and a consistent job to do. Since his re-training and hiring, we are happy to report he hasn’t missed a day of work. On his days off, in his spare time he enjoys trying to convince us to take him back to work!
A winning combination --- K9 Counselors Rush and Blitz are true game changers!