[CCC] Playing it safe with Gambit in a potentially dangerous situation
Gambit is what I would call a good dog who is simply doing his best to protect his owner from what he believes is danger (in this case me and the cameraman!).
His owner had already been visited by one trainer and it had not gone well, as they had tried to get too close to Gambit. This sort of dog needs time for the 5 Golden Rules to have their effect. Most owners are only too grateful that you can provide a calm, sensible, logical approach for them to start working with their dogs. This is potentially a very dangerous situation, however with the right precautions and no-risk approach, it is all kept under control.
Play it safe…sometimes it’s not appropriate to touch the dog. Just by providing good advice, owners are grateful, dogs are thankful and you will be happy it all went smoothly.