Jack Russell Terrier Chihuahua mix, Male, 1.5 years old, Bounces like a gazelle. When he was “Doogie” he chewed shoes, purses, leather furniture, just about anything within reach. He also pee’d and pooped everywhere, whenever he wanted. He was loving and adorable, but cost thousands in repairs for the first owner.
He was still “Doogie” when he was rescued by his second owners, senior citizens, who lived in a senior community. They loved him for seven days, and returned him to the SPCA on the 8th. The notes the volunteers read to us read like a rap sheet for a three strikes offender.
We rescued him knowing all of the above and immediately renamed him a dignified “Arturo Bandini.” He was clearly well trained by his previous owners. He was trained to pee and poop everywhere, bark at everything, chase our cats, eat our leather couch, a few shoes and work-out gloves, and some Tupperware tops and containers (they never seemed to be a match).
On Masumi’s first visit, Arturo transformed within minutes into the same wonderful and playful dog, but one with manners and the ability to enjoy commands.
On her second visit, Arturo transformed into a completely happy and obedient dog on the streets and with a leash.
To see him “drop” food from his mouth on command is an amazing site indeed. Masumi made it all happened in just minutes!
We have two recommendations to anyone reading:
1. Don’t name your dog Doogie
2. Hire Masumi earlier than later