One lousy incident with your pet can make a significant impact on an owner’s life. American Bulldog Ally has been locked out of the house for two years. She has attacked the owner’s cat, Charlie. Now experts are visiting to see what they can do to help Ally.
Zoe and Jackson met with a couple to see if they can get Ally back inside the house. The goal is to train Ally to not attack the cat. Since it’s been so long, it came to the point where Ally seems like she is already a victim as well.
Zoe asked the owner, Bob, to play with Ally to see how obedient she is. It turns out that the dog has a basic level of obedience. The only command that Ally has trouble with is the stay command.
After that, Zoe came in and talked to the couple. She told them that the first step in solving the problem is teaching Ally more impulse control. For Jackson, he wants the cat Charlie to regain the confidence he had before the incident happened.
Zoe taught the other owners, Wendy, how to be more confident in handling Ally. The trainer says that her ability to handle the dog is essential to making their plans for rehabilitation work. The two experts will be back after a month to check on the couple’s progress.
When the experts came back, it was time for Ally to return back inside the house. Wendy is feeling nervous because of how long it has been. Bob successfully got ally near Wendy with her panicking or misbehaving.
The initial experience of having Ally back in the house was a healing moment. After a few more weeks, it was time to test whether Ally can behave while Charlie was in the room.
Zoe was there to distract Ally with threats while Jackson was there to make sure Charlie was calm. Finally, Charlie was able to walk near the dog without her having to bark or lunge at the cat. This goes to show how Ally is not truly aggressive towards the cat.
Video courtesy of Animal Planet via YouTube.