(September 10, 2019)
Kallie was one year old, and had never really been trained.
“It was a nightmare,” Lisa says. “I couldn’t train her. She wouldn’t listen.”
Kallie ripped apart the couch cushions, she barked at passersby on the street, she ripped up the carpet. “She would bark in the middle of the night,” Lisa says. “As soon as I got her to be quiet and went back to my room, she’d start barking again. It didn’t matter how many times I punished her.”
So Lisa took Kallie to obedience school, and it seemed the problems were fixed. But within a month of returning, Kallie was back to her old ways. “I even called a few different trainers to break her of her bad habits,” Lisa says. “But nothing worked.”
The last straw came when Lisa’s daughter came over with her one-year-old granddaughter. Kallie saw the child and filled with energy, running around and barking. By accident, the dog ran into the baby, knocking her over and sending her into a screaming fit.
“That was it,” Lisa says. “I had to do something. But I didn’t want to give away another dog.”
Lisa tried one last trainer. When the trainer came over, he didn’t use any spray bottles or harsh language when Kallie misbehaved.
“He used this weird device,” Lisa says. “It looked like a flashlight. When I asked him what it was, he told me it was called the ‘WuffStop’. It was so weird, it was like magic.”
When Kallie would misbehave, the trainer would simply point the device at her and push a button, and Kallie would immediately stop and back away. The trainer would then reinforce this good behavior with a treat. Within a few weeks, Kallie was acting perfectly obedient. And it stuck.
“That was months ago,” Lisa says, “and Kallie still hasn’t misbehaved once. It looks like she’s really changed for the better now, permanently.”