Doggy Tales

15 March 2024

Titch, a six-month-old XL Bully, was enrolled in a three-week board and train programme due to anxiety issues, particularly around men, and a need to control her barking. The owners sought to enhance her socialisation with other dogs and address her fear-based behaviours.

Doggy Challenge

Titch's primary challenge was her pronounced anxiety around men and her struggle to develop trust.

6 Months

XL Bully


3-Week Board & Train

Our Approach

Upon Titch's admission, we conducted a thorough welfare assessment to gain insights into her behavioural challenges. During the initial phase of the programme, Steve, our experienced trainer, prioritised establishing a bond with Titch and earning her trust. A customised plan was then devised to address Titch's specific needs and facilitate her journey towards progress.

We focused on exposing Titch to various social situations, encouraging interaction with different people to mitigate her fear and build confidence. Through dedicated efforts, Steve ensured Titch felt comfortable in his presence, gradually fostering a sense of trust. This foundational bond was pivotal in Titch's progression, enabling her to overcome her apprehensions and learn to feel secure around others.

The Result

At the culmination of the programme, Titch demonstrated significant improvement her confidence and coping mechanisms. She exhibited the ability to interact with people beyond her owners, showcasing her newfound sense of security.


Titch's case underscores the importance of early socialisation and exposure to diverse stimuli for dogs to develop confidence and resilience. Through structured training and patient guidance, Titch was able to overcome her anxiety and grow into a more well-rounded dog. This case highlights the significance of proactive measures in fostering a positive developmental trajectory for canine companions, ultimately contributing to their overall well-being and integration into various social settings.

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