Louis, a Welsh Corgi, was 5 months old when he ended up at a local shelter. He didn’t wait long before a family came and brought him home. Unfortunately, his happy ending lasted only for about a week, and he found himself back at the animal shelter.
Terrified and devastated about his failed adoption, Louis became distant and withdrawn. He didn’t know why his adoptive family disliked him. He assumed people were cruel and that none one cared about him.
Another week went by and Louis’s forever family came. He was happy to finally leave the shelter for good and he was so excited to start fresh. But just as he thought he was ready to finally move on, his unpleasant past kept haunting him.
Despite being in a much better situation, Louis continued to feel anxious. The first time he had his bath, he bit his dad’s toe. He also tried to chomp on her mom’s hand when she towel-dried him. And when they attempted to put a leash on him, he snarled and charged at them.
Louis has been with his family for more than half a year, but he has never been out with any of them. Neither his mom nor his dad was able to put a leash on him so they had no choice but to keep him inside the house. But, that was until ESAC Pet Training Center Director Lee Chan Jong came into the picture.
Lee went to visit the dog at home to determine why it acted the way it did. He also observed the couple to see how they discipline the dog. In less than a minute, he noticed the dog had so much energy and its mom simply kept saying ‘no’ to try and stop it.
Under the director’s guidance, Louis, as well as his mom and dad, underwent some quick training courses. He is a pretty smart dog so he quickly grasped what he had to do. He learned to wait and sit on command and he no longer acted adversely toward the leash.
Within several days, Louis made huge progress. He now enjoys going on walks and he no longer reacts violently to his mom and dad’s touch. At last, he’s able to enjoy the things he used to hate.
Credits: SBS TV