We got Dommel, a 1.5 years old cross breed Friese Stabij, from an animal shelter. From the beginning, Dommel had a behavioural problem when he was outside; he would be aggressive to every dog and cat, and also every person he met. He was pulling the leash, barking and snapping at everything that was moving. After six chaotic weeks of trying to train his behaviour in every possible way we knew, we didn’t know what to do anymore. The strange thing was that he was the sweetest dog and did listen and follow orders inside our house.
Then we consulted a behavioural therapist, and half a year later a homeopathic therapist, but even they couldn’t help us. Our other dog Douwe started to suffer from serious back pain, and we were referred to dr. Aharon for him. During the consults for him we also talked about Dommel, and dr. Aharon told us that a behavioural problem could originate from a physical problem.
Because we thought we had nothing to lose, we also took Dommel to Noorden for the next appointment. Dr. Aharon concluded that his upper neck vertebra (atlas) was misaligned and turned, which she corrected by orthomanipulation. We then had to wait and see if this was the problem underlying the behavioural problem.
After a couple of weeks, Dommel gradually started to pay attention to us and listen to orders outside. We have been training with him for 5 months now and Dommel has improved at least 60% outside, with less barking and pulling the leash. We keep on practicing and training with him, because he still can be unpredictable. It is amazing to see how much he has changed so far after 2.5 years of trouble outside
Gerbert and Sandra