I love the show My Cat from Hell with Jackson Galaxy. I then decided to try out some of his tips on Shadow and Willow.
We first started with a closed door for about 2 weeks and I put food and water in the room for Shadow. I went in the room at least for 5 minutes every hour. Willow waiting outside the door.
After two weeks I put a gate in the door to keep Willow out but Shadow can roam as he pleases. I kept feeding Shadow in the room. I then removed the dry food so that he have to go to the kitchen to eat. Still giving him his wet food and water in the room.
A week ago Shadow started walking around in the house and I removed the food and water from the room. He now eats in the kitchen. He sleeps either on top of the kitchen cabinets or on his cushion in the room.
Today I opened the gate and let Willow in the room. Shadow hissed ones and then sat next to me so that I can pet him and he purred very loudly. Willow was a very good pup during the exercise. She sat on demand and I rewarded her with treats.
Shadow is much calmer and even ate one of his treats while Willow was near. His body language is also more relaxed. I will do this exercise with them for the next few days and maybe remove the gate permanently in a few weeks time.
I am very happy and grateful that we are making progress.
I made a short video clip to show you the progress. Please forgive the quality and the few blond moments too… I think I will do a film course as soon as I finish with my Gaelic course.
With all my heart, thank you for your ongoing support and taking the time to read my post. I am truly grateful for every view, like, follow, and comment I receive.
Shadow and Willow also thank you for your support, good wishes and compliments.
May you have a day filled with laughter and love.
🤗Big Virtual Hug
Coreen, Shadow🐾 and Willow🐾