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“When Dr Joey contacted me, he wanted my help with his dogs. He had been putting up with really bad behavior from them for a long time. He was grieving terribly for his Forever Dog Friend, Satin, who had passed away.
On top of that, his other best dog friend, Shami, had also recently passed away after a terrible and mysterious illness. He told me his heart was so heavy with grief that he just didnâ€™t know how he could go on. His health was very bad (he was suffering from cancer) and he could hardly move because he was in so much pain.
To complicate matters, his remaining three dogs were out of control. They jumped on everyone, which was terribly embarrassing. They barked and would not quiet down, and they urinated in the house. One dog would go outside — then come back inside to pee! Dutchess was physically launching an attack on the front door anytime someone just walked by, and since the door was largely glass, Dr Joey was afraid sheâ€™d break the door and hurt herself in the process!
He couldnâ€™t take them for walks because they would pull in all directions and one dog would have to be dragged alongâ€¦ terribly frustrating and dangerous for all of them.
Plus, little Zena and Zoey were afraid to go outside. And, to make matters even worse, they had begun fighting amongst themselves. He desperately wanted them to behave and didnâ€™t understand why they werenâ€™t.