- Lesson from Sugi: a fearful dog can learn from a calm dog if you leash them together
- Sugi says, “Being with Tom around the fireplace makes me calm down…!”
Sugi has always been afraid of our outdoor fireplace with its crackling wood. We’ve tried talking to him, or hold him on our laps but it doesn’t help much. He still shakes all over in fear! Tom doesn’t have a problem and is relaxed around the fireplace. Following a lesson from Cesar Milan, one evening we connected Sugi to Tom using a short leash. Sugi calmed down immediately! He stopped shaking and even lay down in front of the fire and relaxed!