“We have just started working with Jayne with our beautiful rescue lurcher, Dottie. Dottie has a highly traumatic past which means she is so terrified of other dogs that she cannot be in sight of another dog, although she adores humans. We have tried so many things previously but will not give up on her, particularly as she is my official ESA. Jayne has a very calm and straightforward approach and visited us in Norwich without any fuss since we aren’t currently driving.
I have been hand-feeding Dottie, playing new games with her and doing lots and lots of counter-conditioning to make positive associations with her negative triggers. Her little face lights up when we play Jayne’s games and she is so happy and making progress every day. Before Jayne visited, I was starting to feel desperate and hopeless but Jayne took the time to watch me with Dottie and told me that I had done well with her and that she was calm, relaxed and content in the house and just has some problems related to her past. This gave me so much more confidence in myself as no one had ever told me I had done well with her before. I now feel like a good dog-mum!
Jayne isn’t afraid to get down on her hands and knees in the mud with the dog and bonds with the dog straight away. We will work our way up to Dottie meeting one of Jayne’s dogs and I am sure Dottie will go from strength to strength although I know it will take time. I am very hopeful and look forward to continuing to work with Jayne.”
This is great progress for Cat and Dottie.